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Journalists Killed in 2001 - Motive Confirmed: Kaset Puengpak

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2002
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Thai Rath
May 2, 2001, in Viset Chaichan, Thailand

Kaset, a stringer for the Thai-language newspaper Thai Rath, was shot dead in Viset Chaichan District, Ang Thong Province. Kaset was known for his reporting on local drug gangs linked to powerful politicians and police officers, according to Thai Rath and several Thai journalists. The Thai Journalists Association issued a statement saying that Kaset was likely murdered for his journalistic work. After the killing, authorities interrogated a police corporal who had quarreled with Kaset over law enforcement issues in the area. No arrests have been reported in the case.

Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Corruption, Crime
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Government Officials
Taken Captive:No


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