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Kamnan shot dead in a firefight with 4 assailants in Pattani

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Kamnan shot dead in a firefight with 4 assailants

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PATTANI: -- A kamnan was fatally shot in a hot pursuit on a road in Mayo district of Pattani Wednesday evening.

Mayo district police superintendent, Pol Col Chiraseth Dao-ngerntrakul, said Thursday that the victim, Mr Mayudee Jehma, 44, kamnan of Tambon Mayo, was driving his pick-up up on his way home with his 4-year old daughter whom he picked up from his wife’s house when the incident took place.

The police officer said that as the kamnan was driving on the Palis-Mayo road, another pick-up truck with four men riding on the back emerged and gave chase until the second truck came close enough. Then the men on the second truck rose up and opened fire with their assault rifles and handguns at the kamnan’s truck.

Wounded though, the kamnan tried to escape by making a sharp turn at an intersection. However, he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a power pole in front of a tea shop.

Meanwhile, the assailants also stopped their truck about 15 metres away and continued firing. At that moment, the kamnan disembarked and fought back with his M16 rifle. The fire exchange lasted about a minute and the assailants took a retreat.

Seriously wounded by gunshots, he was rushed to the district hospital but was pronounced dead shortly afterward. His 4-year old daughter miraculously escaped unhurt.

Police suspected business conflict or an attack by militants as the cause of the attack.

Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/content/152462

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amazing the murderers did not kill the little girl. she may have been saved by her dad's courageous defense.

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Meanwhile, the assailants also stopped their truck about 15 metres away and continued firing. At that moment, the kamnan disembarked and fought back with his M16 rifle. The fire exchange lasted about a minute and the assailants took a retreat.

Just happened to have an M16 in the truck. Serious firepower for a "respectable" citizen to be packing around. Perhaps there's more to the story.

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Meanwhile, the assailants also stopped their truck about 15 metres away and continued firing. At that moment, the kamnan disembarked and fought back with his M16 rifle. The fire exchange lasted about a minute and the assailants took a retreat.

They're all frigging gangsters, the result of no rule of law - on about a par with the wild west, bushranger and thuggish.

Just happened to have an M16 in the truck. Serious firepower for a "respectable" citizen to be packing around. Perhaps there's more to the story.

They are all frigging gangsters, on a par with the wild west, bushranger and thuggie.

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Meanwhile, the assailants also stopped their truck about 15 metres away and continued firing. At that moment, the kamnan disembarked and fought back with his M16 rifle. The fire exchange lasted about a minute and the assailants took a retreat.

Just happened to have an M16 in the truck. Serious firepower for a "respectable" citizen to be packing around. Perhaps there's more to the story.

I think some time last the government decided to arm local village heads and volunteers with assault weapons....

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Didn't another one of these guys just get killed last week too?

Connected?

Or are these guys just involved in some very dodgy and dangerous goings on?

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Meanwhile, the assailants also stopped their truck about 15 metres away and continued firing. At that moment, the kamnan disembarked and fought back with his M16 rifle. The fire exchange lasted about a minute and the assailants took a retreat.

Just happened to have an M16 in the truck. Serious firepower for a "respectable" citizen to be packing around. Perhaps there's more to the story.

I think some time last the government decided to arm local village heads and volunteers with assault weapons....

My late father-in-law was a kamnan of a large area in the Buriram panhandle about 50 years ago. All the kamnans had shot guns then. Because the nearest police took days to get there. Thats when Issan was "the real wild West", they were the law. I have photos of him with his gun. Big double barrel thing with a hammer action. Good bloke, fair and level headed in a crisis. And they had plenty of them.

When I first travelled to Chiang Mai in 1983, we went further North to Fang. As you came into town the was a big sign there that said that you had to hand in your guns at the local police station. On two occasions if the police saw me and my mate on the bus (the only two falang for miles) the police gave us an escort through the hills where there were hill-tribe insurgents. Good fun !

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what is a kamnan is a kamnan a village headman? no doubt someone will enlighten me whoever he was he put up a brave fight to no avail rip

A kamnan is the chief of a tambon, a sub-district. A village head is a phu yai ban

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Meanwhile, the assailants also stopped their truck about 15 metres away and continued firing. At that moment, the kamnan disembarked and fought back with his M16 rifle. The fire exchange lasted about a minute and the assailants took a retreat.

Just happened to have an M16 in the truck. Serious firepower for a "respectable" citizen to be packing around. Perhaps there's more to the story.

There is more to the story.

He is a Kanman, in Pattani. He would be a likely soft target for insurgents, as well (less so in the south) Political opponents. When the Muslim insurgents want to take the land of a village, the first thing they traditionally do is take out the Kanman, then the Pu Yai Bahn, then the village security and then the monks. This scares village the people into selling their land, the only buyers are Muslim from neighboring villages and only at rock bottom prices. It also takes out the "motivators", who would otherwise likely assist or arrange for training to resist any insurgent take over attempts of the village.

There is more to this, it is potentially the onset of religious cleansing in the district.

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Meanwhile, the assailants also stopped their truck about 15 metres away and continued firing. At that moment, the kamnan disembarked and fought back with his M16 rifle. The fire exchange lasted about a minute and the assailants took a retreat.

Just happened to have an M16 in the truck. Serious firepower for a "respectable" citizen to be packing around. Perhaps there's more to the story.

I think some time last the government decided to arm local village heads and volunteers with assault weapons....

You are correct, along with teachers, medical staff and many others. They are given training on how to use them weapons and are instructed to carry them at all times.

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I have seen our Kamnan place himself between opposing groups of ya-ba induced teenagers trying to create a fight... he without a weapon.

He prevailed long enough for the police to finish the situation.

He is a friend and I have everlasting respect.

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