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Phuket airport honours honest tourist van driver

Aug 19. 2017
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By The Sunday Nation

A tourist van driver at Phuket International Airport was honoured yesterday for returning a bag containing 3,300 euros (Bt129,000) in cash to a Bangladeshi tourist.

Airport director Phet Chuncharoen held a small ceremony at the auditorium on the fifth floor of the Phuket airport office building to reward Pornpong Klaithongkham, 40. Pornpong drives a van that takes foreign tourists from the airport to various tourist destinations in the island-province. On August 11, he found a leather handbag with 3,300 in euro banknotes. He contacted tourist police at the airport who later found the owner, Mohaiminur Reza, 32, who was staying at a Patong hotel. The happy tourist offered 200 euros to Pornpong as a reward. 

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