Monday, May 29, 2006

Weird news blackout on Thai MP murder

There's a story I've been following for a couple of days in the Bangkok Post about the murder of Thai member of parliament, Kobkul Nop-amornbodi. According to the Post:
The two-term MP was set upon by about three gunmen who blasted her car with M16 rifle fire after chasing her in a pick-up truck on Saturday night.
The Bangkok Post speculates on "political and business conflicts" as possible motives for the killing. But given Thailand's recent history of Islamic violence in the southern provinces, I tried searching other sources for news of the killing and came up with absolutely nothing.

One would think the murder of a nation's member of parliament would merit some mention in the global news sources such as AP, Reuters or AFP.

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