Sunday, February 05, 2006

police officer murdered at desk

Police Sergeant Major Satote Seubchart of Khorat, lies dead after being shot with a 9 mm handgun in the hands of a fellow police officer.

The incident arose from a dispute concerning distribution of bribe money within the police station.

Things like this happen quite often but are rarely reported in the English language press. The reasons are obvious: a pact of silence to make Thailand appear sweet and palatable for touristic consumption.

You average Thai would not find a news report like this shocking or unusual.