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Thai Teen Shoots, Kills Family Over Sibling Rivalry

12 March 2014

Nation (Bangkok)

A 19-year-old boy has allegedly confessed to shooting dead his parents and younger brother after he tried and failed to pass the blame on to the dead sibling, according to police. Pol Colonel Sunthorn Himarat, a superintendent at Pathum Thani Police Headquarters, yesterday said the suspect made the confession in the face of solid evidence. "Recordings from a closed-circuit TV system show the suspect turned off all eight security cameras at home where three... (GunPolicy.org)

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China,Bangladesh,Asia del Sur,India,Nepal,Myanmar,Tailandia

Smuggling of China-Made Weapons Highlights Bangladesh as Transit Point

4 February 2014

al Jazeera

A recent court verdict in Bangladesh in a case almost 10 years old has brought into focus the continuing scourge of weapons-smuggling from China into South Asia. A judge in the Bangladesh port city of Chittagong last week sentenced 14 men to death for their role in what was an aborted bid to smuggle in 1,500 boxes of weapons that needed ten trucks to carry. Among those sentenced were a prominent Bangladesh opposition leader, Motiur Rahman Nizami, several top... (GunPolicy.org)

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Mother-in-Law Admits Hiring Gunman to Kill Thai Olympic Shooter

11 November 2013

Global Times (China)

Mother-in-law of Thailand's former national sports shooter Jakkrit Panitpatikam confessed on Monday to being the mastermind behind his assassination. Surang Duangjinda told police that she hired a gunman to kill Jakkrit last month because she could not tolerate seeing her daughter abused by the sharp shooter for six years. She insisted that her daughter was unaware of the plan. Jakkrit and his wife had reportedly lived apart since July after the shooter was arrested... (GunPolicy.org)

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New Gun, Security Guard Laws in Thailand Aim to Boost Tourist Safety

1 November 2013

Phuket News / Phuket Gazette

PHUKET - Gun owners with permission to carry their weapons in public may no longer do so in tourist areas, it was announced on Tuesday. The order issued by the Royal Thai Police applies nationwide and is part of an ongoing effort to improve tourist safety. Carrying guns in tourist areas or in areas where crowds gather is no longer allowed, Patong Police Deputy Superintendent Akanit Danpitaksat said, adding that plain clothes officers would be looking for firearms... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malay Police Seize 1,000 Guns in Five Years, Gun Smuggling Continues

23 October 2013

Sun Daily (Malaysia)

KUALA LUMPUR - The Home Ministry (KDN) has established a new standard operating procedure (SOP) to address the problem of lost firearms, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the SOP would also ensure stern action would be taken against police personnel who were negligent in leaving their firearms in their cars. "The SOP is different from the past. It will address the problem in accordance with the current... (GunPolicy.org)

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India,Myanmar,Corea del Norte,Bangladesh,Nepal,China,Tailandia

Arrest May Prove 'China Link' in Supply of Arms to India Insurgents

3 September 2013

Nagaland Post (India)

NEW DELHI - In a significant breakthrough that could provide the first evidence of alleged Chinese involvement in supply of arms to Indian insurgent outfits, Thailand on Saturday picked up a key middleman whose identity had been disclosed by arrested NSCN (I-M) operative Anthony Shimray. Indian Express report stated that Willy Naruenartwanicha, referred to as Willy Narue by Shimray, is a Thai national and was picked up at India's request. According to Shimray, Willy... (GunPolicy.org)

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In Thailand: Gun Laws Strict But Ownership High

8 August 2013

Straits Times (Singapore)

"Call me Dev," he said. He looked straight out of a Bollywood film - stocky, confident, with a shaven head and a pink open-necked shirt. Dev is a salesman at a shop on Thailand's gun row, Wang Burapha road, which features a string of shops selling a range of guns and accessories. The guns are two to three times more expensive than those in the United States. "Only rich people buy guns here," said Dev. Rich people, and The Royal Thai Police. In what has long been a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Guns for Hire and Bullets for Cheap, Says Malaysian Crime Watchdog

5 August 2013

Yahoo News (Singapore) / Malay Mail

PETALING JAYA — Guns are rented out for less than a night's stay at a local five-star hotel while bullets are sold cheaper than a bottle of water, crime watchdog MyWatch co-founder S. Gobi Krishnan alleged yesterday as the nation continues to be stunned by the proliferation of shootings. Yesterday, a 44-year-old businessman was shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Kota Kinabalu, bringing the number of gun-related incidents to eight in as many days — including a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Only $4 to Buy a Gun in Malaysia, Cops Say Smuggling is 'Rampant'

7 July 2013


MALAYSIA - The abolition of Malaysia's Emergency Ordinance in 2011 has put many former detainees on the streets, and some of them are selling guns to criminals. A former gangster told The Star that it is easy for someone to buy a gun by working with former criminals who have links with illegal firearm suppliers in the Malaysian-Thai border town of Sungai Golok. The 40-year-old from Seremban, who didn't want to be named, said these former detainees returned to their... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá,Tailandia,Escocia,Corea del Sur

Drunk Thai Student Shoots, Injures Three at Restaurant After Rejection

23 June 2013

Bangkok Post

Three foreign tourists were injured by gunshots in Chiang Mai after a drunk university student opened fire at a restaurant because a waitress rejected him, police said. Chiang Mai police on Saturday arrested Don Praweenmeth, a 27-year-old sixth year medical student at a university in Bangkok. Police said Mr Don confessed that he fired five shots from a 9mm handgun in a busy restaurant on Nimmanahaemin Road at about midnight. The suspect said he was flirting with the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Tailandia

Six Arrested in US for Illegally Exporting Guns to Thailand

5 June 2013

Nation (Bangkok)

US authorities have arrested and indicted a Thai woman residing residing in Berkeley, California, and five others for illegally exported restricted firearm parts from the US to Thailand, US federal prosecutors said Monday. US media quoted US Attorney's Office as saying that Supanee Saenguthai, 35, a Thai citizen is one of six people who were arrested over the weekend for conspiring and then attempting to violate the Arms Control Export Act. Five additional defendants... (GunPolicy.org)

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Gun Attack in Thailand's South Leaves Six Dead

2 May 2013

BBC News

Six people, including a young child, have been killed in southern Thailand after a gun attack at a village shop, police say. At least four gunmen fired bullets at the shop in Pattani province before escaping on motorbikes. The attack comes days after a second round of peace talks between Muslim separatists and the Thai government. More than 5,000 people have been killed since a separatist insurgency reignited in the Muslim-majority region in 2004. A toddler was... (GunPolicy.org)

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2 Injured After Thai School Shooting

29 April 2013

SINA (China)

BANGKOK - Two people was hurt in a gun attack on a school in the restive southern province of Narathiwat late Sunday night [sic]. Police said a number of assailants arrived at Buke Bakong School in Narathiwat's Yingo district on a pick-up truck when seven people, including assistant teachers and members of village defense unit, were on security duty in front of the school. One of the men fired three shots at them with a war weapon. One bullet grazed the ear of Amran... (GunPolicy.org)

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América del Sur,Europa Oriental,Tailandia,Italia,Canadá,Estados Unidos,Filipinas

The Gunmakers of the Philippines

20 March 2013

BBC News

CEBU, Philippines - A shot rings out from a factory on the outskirts of the Philippines' second-biggest city, Cebu. But this isn't an all-too-frequent drive-by killing or an argument that has become violent. The sound is from a testing range at Shooters Arms, the country's second-largest gun factory. Shooters Arms produces about 20,000 pistols and shotguns every year, 85% of which are sold abroad - mainly to the US, Canada, Italy and Thailand. Operations manager... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arrest of Thai Craft Manufacturer and Online Dealer

27 February 2013

Bangkok Post

Withaya Chai-Auari, 32, and Suriya Khoksombat, 25, should not be too surprised that they are in a Bangkok jail today. Making illegal guns and selling them through Facebook is a risky business. Making and selling illegal guns is a risky business, especially when your customers are largely vocational college students and other teenagers. Trying to expand your market through Facebook only increases the risk since police regularly monitor the internet for illegal... (GunPolicy.org)

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Thai Men Arrested for Allegedly Selling Homemade Guns on Facebook

27 February 2013

Bangkok Post

Police have arrested two men for allegedly selling homemade guns, many of them to technical college students and teenagers, on Facebook. The two suspects, Withaya Chai-Auari, 32, and Suriya Khoksombat, 25, were arrested in Bangkok yesterday. An undercover police officer posing as a customer contacted Mr Withaya on the internet to buy weapons. Mr Withaya turned up for the meeting with the guns in Phahon Yothin Soi 55 and was immediately arrested, police said. Police... (GunPolicy.org)

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Myanmar Police Seize Drugs, 96 Guns on Indian Border

4 February 2013

Irrawaddy (Burma)

Burmese police seized around US $140,000 worth of pseudo-ephedrine-based cold and flu tablets and a large cache of weapons in Tamu, Sagaing Division, on Sunday, according to local sources and state-media reports. "A couple has been detained for questioning and anti-narcotics forces are preparing to charge them with illegal possession of weapons and drug trafficking," an officer from the Tamu Police Station told The Irrawaddy on Monday. Initial reports suggested that... (GunPolicy.org)

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In Past 9 Years, Insurgents Mounted 171 Raids to Steal Guns in Thailand

4 January 2013

Nation (Bangkok)

A total of 3,380 people have been killed and 8,388 wounded in terror attacks since the resumption of insurgent violence in the deep South nine years ago today, according to figures released yesterday by the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre. The attacks included 2,480 roadside and vehicular bombings, the centre said. Of the 1,629 assault rifles and handguns seized by insurgents during their attacks - including 413 M16 rifles taken in the January 4, 2004,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Killing of a Young British Tourist Generates Gun Crackdown in Thailand

4 January 2013

Travel Daily News

The killing of a young British tourist in Koh Phangan, near Koh Samui in Southern Thailand, forces authorities to finally act to better enforce controls of firearms in the province. Especially as Thailand remains one of the few countries in Southeast Asia with travel advisories from the Foreign Office. BANGKOK- Petty crime and cheating in Thailand against tourists happens –especially in tourist areas. But violence and killing against foreign travellers remain... (GunPolicy.org)

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Dealer Controls and Registration Numbers in Thailand (in Thai)

8 December 2012

Isranews Agency (Thailand)

[Editor's note: original article translated by GunPolicy.org from Thai into English] Selected statistics from Thai article: 1. How does the Ministry of Interior and related groups currently track gun sales? And from 2007 to 2011 how many guns were reported to be sold (for each category) by gun sellers? From the information of the Ministry of Interior, there was a measure, 289/2552, on licensing gun shops, gun assembly and repair shops, along with a limit on the... (GunPolicy.org)

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