Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Reference: PAO squabbles linked to murder, Bangkok Post, October 30, 2007
It is reported that the murder of a Provincial Administration Organization (PAO) official allegedly by hired gunmen was likely masterminded by friends and relatives of a fellow PAO official who allegedly held a grudge after having been dismissed from his job. As usual, the gunmen have been arrested and they have confessed and even agreed to re-enact the crime in public but the real murderers remain untouchable and at large. The aggrieved PAO official was actually arrested and charged with possession of bullets without a permit but he is out on bail after having authorized his own bail in his official capacity in the PAO from which he had been fired. There are goings on in Thailand that are not easily rendered in terms of Western logic. The East is East and the West is West and the twain shall never meet.