Pattaya Daily News

22 April 2009 :: 12:04:53 pm 9379

Pattaya – Man Arrested For Attack On Prime Minister’s Car

Pattaya police have announced the arrest of a Thai man believed to be a member of the group which attacked the Prime Minister’s car in Pattaya on 7th April.
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At 2.30 pm on 21st April 2009 Police Colonel Teerapol Jindaloung, the Chonburi deputy commander-in-chief acting on behalf of the Pattaya Superintendent, accompanied by Police Lieutenant Colonel Sooktas Poompanmoung and an undercover team, seized Mr. Ronnachai or Sing Kongrod [23] from Tapanhin, Pijit province. They were acting on a warrant (no. 316/2552) issued by the Pattaya provincial court on 9th April 2009. Mr. Ronnachai is accused of gathering in a group of more than 10 people and attempted assault.

Pol. Col. Teerapol said the suspect and his friends, who have so far evaded capture, had tried to stop Prime Minister Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva’s car and also attempted to attack the prime minister’s driver and his guards. The incident occurred at the intersection of South Pattaya Road and Pattaya Third Road, on 7 April 2009. The police said the incident had been ordered by Miss Jidapa Tanahattachai who was observed acting as the leader. The police had gathered photos from the media as evidence before applying to the court for an arrest warrant.

            Pol.Col. Teerapol also added that after the incident Mr. Ronnachai had run away and then returned to Pattaya to stay at room no. P.1, on the second floor of Gritchanikorn Apartment, Soi Gor Pai, Moo. 10, Nongprue, where he was arrested. Mr. Ronnachai confessed to the accusation and he was brought to the police station for further processing.

 

Also, on the 21st April, the Pattaya court issued a warrant for the arrest of convicted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, according to Police Major-General Pramote Pathumwong, deputy commissioner of the Provincial Police Region 2. The warrant was issued in response to the attack on Prime Minister’s vehicle.

General Pramote said that Mr. Thaksin is wanted on several charges including illegal assembly of more than 10 persons, inciting unrest in the country, persuading members of the public to violate the law to change the government and trespassing by threatening the use of force.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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