Click to download Tribute to His Majesty PDF

Live Phuket The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Phuket Imam shooters provided ‘useful information’, say police

PHUKET: The two suspects charged with the attempted assassination of a Phuket Imam earlier this month have provided police with “useful information”, but police have yet to reveal a motive for the attack.

police, crime,


Chanida Summast

Thursday 25 August 2016, 09:28AM


Weerachart Kahapana, Imam of Baan Bangpae Mosque in Pa Khlok, came under attack at 7:45pm on August 4, when two men on a motorbike rode alongside his car while he was driving home and opened fire.

Imam Weerachart was shot once in the abdomen. His three-years-old son, who was sitting on the back seat, was unharmed.

The two suspects – Wisuth Yokyong, 23, and Thanachai Chunthong, 24 – were later apprehended when they were brought to hospital for injuries sustained while trying to make their getaway. (See story here.)

“The two suspects have been discharged from Vachira Phuket Hospital and are being held at Phuket Provincial Court awaiting trail,” Phuket City Police Chief Col Kamol Orisi told The Phuket News.

Zurich Bread

Col Kamol declined to reveal the suspects’ account of the shooting. “The evidence collected at the scene and testimony from witnesses are confidential to our investigation. I cannot reveal any further details because it is still under investigation,” he said.

However, he added, “But during questioning, they gave us a lot of useful information in this case.”

Col Kamol confirmed that Wisuth and Thanachai have been charged with attempted murder, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, and carrying a firearm in a public place without a permit.

“Imam Weerachart also has been discharged from Vachira Hospital. He is safe and well. We cannot disclose any information that we discussed with him either,” Col Kamol said.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
CAPTCHA
    Forget your password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Phuket property prices not just about the beach

Christy Sweet: I have a Thai registered company and I have had a work permit for over 20 years....(Read More)


Department eyes lift to migrants’ living areas

Soi... the do-nothing Thai authorities will "take aim at areas where the number of foreign workers exceeds 50,000". That pretty well means ...(Read More)


Air pollution: No time to breath easy

You can transform the walls of your home or office into a permanent air purification system, simply by mixing the ionic paint additive by Air-ReNu wit...(Read More)



Immigration chief declares Phuket Airport queues are ‘no more’

Just because Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn Prousoontorn pops in and declares that there are no more long waits doesn't mean it is so. He should have popp...(Read More)


Immigration chief declares Phuket Airport queues are ‘no more’

Garbage!!! I waited over 2 hrs to depart Phuket on the 13th Jan. Over 3 months ago they stated the new computers would arrive within 3 months. ...(Read More)


Immigration chief declares Phuket Airport queues are ‘no more’

The computer story is already a few months old and not solved yet,is this such an issue. I know that my customers wait average 1 1/2 to 2 hours to cle...(Read More)


Phuket property prices not just about the beach

I would hate for any of you clowns to be my financial advisor. It's clear you idiots have no idea eg. "Any non-Thai who buys property here is...(Read More)


Gripen jet crashes during air show, pilot killed

Kurt.... A $US50 million fighter jet being flown by a pilot - which according to you - is not sufficiently trained? and on an unauthorised flight?...(Read More)


Tawatchai to get burial as autopsy hearing awaits

Kurt...read the dam article. ... "The first court hearing on the autopsy findings findings is set on Feb 20"...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.