House of 'PDRC funder' attacked

More than 10 bullets were fired at the house of Pramon Sutivong, chairman of the Anti-Corruption Organisation of Thailand, in the middle of the night, but no one was injured.

Police said Mr Pramon's house in Bangkok's Yannawa district was attacked at about 3am. 

About five spent shells were found inside the house which was partially damaged.

Mr Pramon, who is also the chairman of Toyota (Thailand), is one of the 13 individuals whom the government's Centre for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) believes are funding the ongoing anti-government protests led by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), according to Post Today newspaper.

Mr Pramon denied any financial involvement with the PDRC, and said he is considering a lawsuit against the CMPO if it officially accused him of funding protests, since such information would damage his reputation and company.

Anti-Money Laundering Office chief Seehanat Prayoonrat said that the CMPO has already appointed a working group to probe exactly who is funding the PDRC rallies. The CMPO is poised to freeze the accounts of those implicated and those found guilty of violating the emergency decree will face up to two years in prison and/or a 40,000-baht fine, he said.

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Discussion 1 : 15/02/2014 at 04:57 PM
Article forgot to mention he is also director of Siam Cement Group
Discussion 2 : 15/02/2014 at 03:06 PM
It looks like some rowdy red shirts were out again last night on a shooting spree...The CMPO should be held fully responsible for these violent acts as they were the smart ones who disclosed the names of the alleged benefactors of the PDRC !!!
Discussion 3 : 15/02/2014 at 02:50 PM
Is it a coincidence that the same day the house of Mr Pramon, the PDRC rally at Rayong's Kleng and the Ciminal Court were attacked??.. I am sure Chalerm will have the explanation...
Discussion 4 : 15/02/2014 at 01:58 PM
To those people who write to suggest that the attacks on the homes of leaders and 'suspected' supporters and innocent people at protest sites with bombs and bullets, are self-inflicted, wake up! Intelligent observers know who is/are the perpetrators. Attacking defenceless people who wish to stand up for their democratically-legit dissatisfaction is cowardly and shameless.
Discussion 5 : 15/02/2014 at 01:48 PM
Will the police ever arrest anyone who attacks anti-government people? It’s time to change this corrupt government but it is even more important to remove the corrupt and very biased police.
Discussion 6 : 15/02/2014 at 11:36 AM
About five spent shells were found inside the house which was partially damaged. Does this mean the shots were fired from inside the house, and not from outside? Please credit and share this article with others using this link:http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/395185/house-of-pramon-sutivong-attacked-by-gunmen. View our policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip. © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved.

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