PATTANI - The chairman of a tambon administrative organisation (TAO) in Kok Pho district of Pattani province was slain in a drive-by shooting on Friday.
Officers inspect the vehicle in which slain Kok Pho TAO chief Chai Khawthong had been travelling. (Photo by Abdulloh Benjakat)
Police suspect the death of Chai Khawthong, 44, stemmed from a personal conflict. However, they have not completely ruled out a possible link to insurgent violence in the southern border provinces.
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