'Wanted' militant surrenders

NARATHIWAT - A suspected surgent wanted under an arrest warrant surrendered to the authorities on Tuesday.

The suspect was identified as Abdulhaleng jae U-so, 34, a native of Narathiwat’s Tak Bai district.

Mr Abdulhaleng contacted the head of Moo 7 village in tambon Prai Wan before surrendering to authorities at Tambon Prai Wan Administrative Organisation in the afternoon.

He was tried and acquitted of participating in a bomb attack that wounded three members of the Narathiwat Task Force 32 in Narathiwat on June 22, 2007, but was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued in another insurgency-related case.

Mr Abdulhaleng vowed not to return to what he described as the “downward spiral of evil”, comparing life on the run to a "world of darkness".  

He said he was tired of hiding from the authorities and believed he would receive fair treatment.    

“I feel glad about today because I don’t have to live my life hiding here and there. I pity my parents who are very old now," Mr Abdulhaleng said.

“After my surrender to authorities, I will be a good child and take care of my parents. I will cooperate with the authorities in every way possible.”

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