Tags : Canvasser


Army concerned more violence could occur before Thai election

BANGKOK, 29 June 2011 (NNT) – First Army Region Commander, Lt-Gen Udomdej Sitabutr expressed his concerns over the last round of political campaign this week before the election takes place on Sunday while instructing the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) to report to the police of any unrest or attacks on canvassers. Lt General Udomdej […]Read More


Head of Local Administrative Body in Ratchaburi Shot Dead

The head of the local administrative body in Tumbon Don Yai of Ratchaburi Province Wittiya Sripoom was shot dead today. He sustained gun shot wounds through the temple and died immediately. Authorities are saying the shooting could be politically motivated as the victim was a canvasser of the Bhum Jai Thai Party. Read more: TAN […]Read More


Thai Democrat canvasser shot dead in Yala; wife also badly

Police say attack might be political, though insurgents’ role not ruled out A Democrat Party canvasser in Yala was shot to death yesterday and his wife injured in a gunfire attack, though police have yet to say if it was politically motivated or carried out randomly by insurgents. Sophon Songkaew, also a kamnan in the […]Read More


Police guard Thai candidates as violence continues

THAILAND – Political violence has continued during the runup to the July 3 poll, with a canvasser under gunfire attack in Lampang, and a fake bomb planted in Ayutthaya. There was one canvasser working for Chat Thai Pattana Party shot dead in Chiang Rai, however likely out of personal conflicts with his local rivals, local […]Read More


Gun attack on home of Thai Democrat canvasser

A Democrat Party canvasser escaped unscathed from an attack late Wednesday night by a gang who fired at his Bangkok home with semiautomatic weapons. Jaroen Jehsaman, 69, said yesterday that he has been supporting the Democrats for 40 years in Bueng Kum district. This time he was helping candidate Panich Vikitsreth. Seven bullets, one from […]Read More


Grenade attack targets Pheu Thai worker

Thai police believe homemade device probably not intended to kill In what seems to be becoming customary, preelection violence has begun to escalate. A canvasser for a potential Pheu Thai Party candidate was the target of a grenade attack at her home in Samut Prakan yesterday, three days after veteran MP Pracha Prasobdee of the […]Read More