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M’sian pays over RM12,000 damages after his drifting in Hatyai damaged other vehicles

NewsM'sian pays over RM12,000 damages after his drifting in Hatyai damaged other...

A 32-year-old Malaysian man had to pay about 100,000 baht (RM12,438) in damages to four Thai vehicle owners after his dangerous ‘drifting’ at a car parking lot damaged their vehicles.

The incident was reported to have taken place at a parking lot in the elephant camp, Chang Puak Camp, Hatyai at 1 pm last Friday (28 October).

According to The Bangkok Post, Hat Yai tourist police chief Pol Lt Col Anuwat Rithichai said the Malaysian was identified as Abdul Raii Bin Azmi and he later left the scene after the six rounds of drifting without realising the damage done to the other vehicles.

He explained that during the drift, his tyres sent fragments of rock into the air, shattering the glass windows and damaging the body and paintwork of three tuk-tuks and a car.

Source: The Bangkok Post

Following the incident, the four vehicle owners lodged a police report with the Kho Hong police station.

The tourist police managed to locate the driver when he was driving past the Immigration, Customs and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex in Sadao, Thailand, at about 6 pm on Saturday (29 October).

“Azmi and his wife were then taken to the Hat Yai tourist police station to meet with the owners of the four vehicles,” he said.

Compensation for damages

The four owners demanded 107,000 baht as compensation and they later reached an agreement that Azmi needs to pay them 99,000 baht. The amount would be shared among the four, based on the extent of damage done to their vehicles.

Meanwhile, Azmi told the police that he only drifted his car at the request of the female staff at the tourist spot and he is unaware that his actions could damage other vehicles. He also apologised for causing the trouble.

Watch a video of the incident here:

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