PHUKET: Phuket Vice Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada stepped forward to champion a complaint about an airport taxi driver who refused to use his meter to take an Australian expat home to Kamala.

The 51-year-old man arrived at Phuket International Airport last Sunday and was met by a metered taxi tout, who explained that it cost 650 baht to reach Kamala.

ďI said, ĎNo, no.