Former PM Chuan Leekpai's Trang home attacked

Former PM Chuan Leekpai's Trang home attacked
In 2005, the then Thailand Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai and Singapore's Prime Minister Mr Goh Chok Tong met at Bangkok's government house for a bilateral meeting in this file photo.

A gunman fired at the home of former prime minister Chuan Leekpai in his hometown province of Trang last night, an attack which police believe may have been politically motivated.

Trang provincial police commander Pol Maj Gen Jirawat Udomsud and his team inspected the home of the Democrat Party chief adviser following the late night attack by an unknown gunman.

Nine 9mm pistol cartridge casings were found outside the house. However no damage was reported. Jirawat said police are investigating the case and focusing on politics-related factors.

Kit Leekpai, president of the Trang Provincial Administration Organisation, who is also Mr Chuan's brother, said he too believes that the attack is involved with politics.

He noted that a similar incident had occurred at the home of protest leader Sathit Wongnongtoey in Huayyod district last month following the attempt of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) to obstruct the constituency MP candidacy registration for upcoming general election.


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