Tambon council president shot dead in Yala

Around Thailand May 23, 2019 10:10

By The Nation

A tambon council president in Yala’s Raman district was fatally shot while riding his motorcycle home on Wednesday night.



Police said Sama-ae Sama, 55, was shot on a main road in Moo 2 village in Tambon Tha Thong at 8.15pm. He died later at the Raman Hospital.

Police said Sama-ae was returning home after visiting his mother in another village to join a Ramadan ritual supper when a gunman shot him.

Sam-ae was the president of the Tambon Tha Thong Council.

Police said the motive could be a conflict in local politics or an act of southern insurgency.