Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thai General is Shot in Head While Giving an Interview to the International Herald Tribune

Thailand The New York Times has just reported that a general allied with the "red shirt" antigovernment protesters in Thailand was shot in the head while he was giving an interview with the International Herald Tribune.  Explosions and gunfire were heard in Bangkok as the Thai army moved to encircle the barricaded encampment of the demonstrators. Click here to read more from the New York Times.

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Seh Daeng was a controversial leader, not only in the Thai society at large, but also within his own ranks, i.e. the Red Shirts. The identity of the assassin who placed a bullet square in his head with surgical precision and during an interview with international reporters is still unknown. More importantly, who were the puppeteers who pulled the strings?

On one local website, Thaivisa.com, the foreign community in Thailand ("expats") widely credited the move to the government with its get tough new program. However, among Thai people there is less agreement and more speculation. The death of Seh Daeng could have served the interest of other parties. Seh Daeng was considered a potential danger by many.

Posted by: Lawyer Thailand | May 14, 2010 2:52:39 AM

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