Ordered killed

7 03 2014

Sometimes a story is worth posting in full from the original. We do this from a Bangkok Post report on anti-democrat gangsterism:

A man who claimed he was detained for five days, beaten, tied up and thrown into the Bang Pakong River by anti-government protest guards on Thursday accused protest co-leader Issara Somchai of issuing a “kill order” for him.

Yuem Nillar, 33, a security guard with a private company in Bangkok, was talking to reporters from his bed at the Police General Hospital.

“I ask [Mr Issara] one last time if he could spare my life. He said ‘no’ and must throw me in the river, whether in the Chao Phraya or … feed me to a crocodile … that’s it,” Mr Yuem told reporters when asked to give details about the alleged kill order by the co-leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC).

He is having trouble breathing due to his lung being lacerated from the impact of a solid object.

Mr Yuem confirmed he could recognise Mr Issara as he saw him and heard him clearly while speaking to him.

He also said he could identify the guards involved in the incident if he sees them in person again.

Mr Issara, a former Democrat MP for Ubon Ratchathani, denied Mr Yuem’s allegation, saying the PDRC guards did not detain, torture or throw him in the river.

BeatenThe Post might have added that Issara was also Minister for Social Development and Human Security in the Abhisit Vejjajiva government. An online biography states:

He has obtained his first degree in Law from Ramkamhaeng University, Thailand; his masters degree in Social Development from the National Institute of Development and Administration (NIDA), Thailand and the Advance Certificate in Democratic Government and Politics for Executives from King Rama VII Institute of Public Administration.

HE Mr. Issara Somchai has been a professional lawyer, a local politician of Ubon Ratchathani province, and has been elected as MP for many periods since 1986.

Issara was one of the first Democrat Party members to take to the streets to bring down the elected government. Despite the linked report stating that he resigned from the executive of the party to take to the streets, he remains listed at the Democrat Party website.


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