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Shotgun funeral: Mayoral candidate gunned down, four others seriously wounded in brazen attack

 

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A brazen attack by a gunman at a funeral in Ratchaburi left a local official and several candidates for a municipal and mayoral election wounded.

 

A woman campaigning to be mayor later died in hospital from her wounds.

 

Photharam district police and forensics officers found chairs overturned and blood all over a pavillion at Wat Tha Makham where a funeral was taking place. 

 

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Yingphan Kanket, the kamnan or local official of Don Sai sub-district was shot as he lit joss-sticks in his role as head of the funeral. 

 

People dived for cover in the confusion as shots that appeared to come from the back of the pavillion rang out.

 

Nakhon Wanphen, a candidate for election in Don Sai municipal elections was also wounded.

 

Three women were gunned down - they were all candidates for mayor in Don Sai. Somthawin and Monthian survived but Woraporn Niamraksa died in hospital.

 

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The victims were taken to several area hospitals.

 

Police found evidence of shooting from both a .22 and an 11 mm gun both inside and outside the pavillion. 

 

The assailant escaped in the confusion. 

 

A poster for the election featuring the dead candidate was published by 77kaoded - she was known as "Khru Nong" or teacher Nong. 

 

Elections are due to take place on March 28th. 

 

The media said that the motive for the attack is yet to be determined but that the elections in Don Sai were a fiercely contested affair. 

 

Source: 77kaoded

 

 

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Looks like lead is cheaper than the 300bt vote buying business a case of vote for me I'm the only one left  🤔 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

The media said that the motive for the attack is yet to be determined but that the elections in Don Sai were a fiercely contested affair. 

Removing opposition, nothing new.

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Don Sai is on my cycle ride every morning, very sad state of affairs. The assailant has now been named by the police. Wife says the victim was his sister-in-law. There has been issues in this Tambon before apparently.

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38 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

RIP to lady. 

Assassin got away with all those people around amazing. 

I don't think any of them wanted to get in his way !!

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2 hours ago, hotchilli said:

I don't think any of them wanted to get in his way !!

Yeah sad really no-one had the nerve to just follow, like Thai people don't carry mobile phones right. 

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

Three women were gunned down - they were all candidates for mayor in Don Sai.

Poor translation, understanding of how these elections work.

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9 hours ago, keith101 said:

Sounds very premeditated to remove as many candidates as possible , very third worldly . 

Or was it a hit with collateral damage to make it look like something else ?

8 hours ago on the Bangkok post they named the assailant who worked for the local authority!!!😡😡😡

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From Channel 3 news:
Police have issued an arrest warrant for 60 year-old Ratchaburi provincial councillor Wanchat Niamraksa, the younger brother of the husband of one of the deceased, Mrs Woraphon Niamraksa, who died at the shooting.

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16 hours ago, Kwasaki said:

RIP to lady. 

Assassin got away with all those people around amazing. 

 

So you would have stepped-up and grabbed someone firing 2-pistols?

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sorry for all this violence but I will be glad when the elections are over because my normally quiet hood has trucks blasting at 7:30am "Vote for me!" 

 

It's enough to make me start shooting. 

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6 minutes ago, Iron Tongue said:

 

So you would have stepped-up and grabbed someone firing 2-pistols?

What are you implying what I would do, how do you know what I would do. 

Someone with some common sense could of followed at a distance if at all possible that is all I was assuming.

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18 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

What are you implying what I would do, how do you know what I would do. 

Someone with some common sense could of followed at a distance if at all possible that is all I was assuming.

OK there, armchair commando!

No.  You would not attempt anything, nor would you follow.  But it sure is easy to post here isn't it?

 

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15 minutes ago, Iron Tongue said:

OK there, armchair commando!

No.  You would not attempt anything, nor would you follow.  But it sure is easy to post here isn't it?

 

There you go again about what I would do, I do understand you I have kids of my own. 

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Where i live last time election it also did not go as planned,the loser came around here the night after and fired a machine gun in the air.3am.everyone heard it!

Lots of money involved,every signature is money in the bank.

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On 3/3/2021 at 9:14 AM, NCC1701A said:

sorry for all this violence but I will be glad when the elections are over because my normally quiet hood has trucks blasting at 7:30am "Vote for me!" 

 

It's enough to make me start shooting. 

What ? Your load. 🙂

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On 3/3/2021 at 9:14 AM, NCC1701A said:

sorry for all this violence but I will be glad when the elections are over because my normally quiet hood has trucks blasting at 7:30am "Vote for me!" 

 

It's enough to make me start shooting. 

 

We get that too, plus every other afternoon, one of the candidates (number 10, I think) takes control of the village temple amp and speakers, proceeding to ramble on about the importance of voting, and what benefits voters could get choosing the right candidates. This is often peppered with such important information as "I wasn't here for a couple of days as I had the runs". Wish I could vote for that guy, the Mrs. won't be swayed though.

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