Trang councillor held over roadwork attacks

Breaking News September 05, 2018 14:59

By Khanitta Sitong
The Nation

A member of Trang Provincial Administration Council and another resident were brought for questioning to a military camp on Wednesday morning as part of the investigation into a case in which unknown assailants burned two road construction contractor's machines on the night of July 14 and opened fired on its workers on July 16.



The 56-year-old councillor Jareuk Tamang, who was accused of being behind the attacks, was apprehended from his home, which was one of the 10 targeted locations in Tambon Na Bin La of Muang Trang that were raided by nearly 100 police and soldiers at 6am.

Another local resident Somneuk Noowong, 40, was apprehended at a separate location and was brought for questioning at the Phraya Ratsadanuphapradit Military Camp by soldiers and police.

The army involvement was because the two incidents against Surat Thani-based contractor Suwit Phaksutheekosol in Tambon Na Bin La were regarded as a national security case as they allegedly involved an influential figure. It was suspected that the two incidents stemmed from major contractors who were upset that a company from Surat Thani won the roadworks contract.

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