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Two Bangladeshi tourists had a rude awakening when a Malaysian cabby charged them an eye-watering RM950 ($305) for a 10km trip, from KL Sentral to Setapak.
The incident happened last Saturday (Sept 30) and the two tourists had just arrived on a bus from Kuala Terengganu, reports New Straits Times.
The unscrupulous taxi driver initially offered them rates of RM50 ($16) a person for the trip.
However, when they reached their destination, the driver asked them to pay RM950 instead.
A Police source said:
“The two initially argued but eventually gave in as they were frightened they would be harmed.
“The taxi driver had a wooden stick and metal bat in his car.”
After paying the driver, the two alighted the cab and went to the Salak Selatan Police Station to lodge a report.
The incident was also reported to the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) which managed to track down the driver and detain him in a special operation on Thursday (Oct 5).
The taxi was also seized to facilitate investigations.