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Phetchabun whistle-blower hurt in gun attack on car

A pickup truck carrying an anti-government protester - who blew a whistle at caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra when she visited Phetchabun several months ago - was hit with gunshots yesterday.

Patchanan Leeluan, 26, who blew the whistle when Yingluck visited Phetchabun's Khao Kho district in December, was slightly injured after her truck was hit many times.

There were bullet holes in the vehicle and glass was broken.

Patchanan, who suffered cuts to her waist from the broken glass, was given a gold whistle from the anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban as a reward for harassing the PM.

Chaeng Wattana attack probed

Meanwhile, Nonthaburi police have met to discuss investigations into the shooting attack on members of the anti-government Students and People's Network for Thailand's Reform at Chaeng Wattana expressway.

Police commander Maj-General Thanayut Wuthicharasthamrong said investigators believed the weapons used were M-16s.

As police were yet to speak to victims, they examined closed-circuit TV footage and high-rise buildings in the area.


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