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Malaysian Man Shot In South Thailand, Sustains Stomach Injury

Malaysian Man Shot In South Thailand, Sustains Stomach Injury

The man was riding on his motorcycle when he was shot three times by an unknown assailant along Chantharothai Road, Yala Province, on Saturday.

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A Malaysian man, 55, was shot three times in an incident outside a convenience store on Chantharothai Road in Yala Province, South Thailand, on Saturday (11 February).

Pengkalan Hulu police chief Deputy Superintendent Zulkepli Ibrahim said the victim was riding a motorcycle when he was shot by an unknown man at 9pm (Thailand time).

He sustained injuries to his stomach and thigh and is currently undergoing treatment at the Betong Hospital, Sinar Harian reported.

The suspect who fled the scene is believed to be a Thai national and the police are on the hunt for him.

Thai police are investigating whether the motive behind the attack was personal or due to a business-related dispute.

The Malaysian police will also be working with their Thai counterparts in the investigation.

Initial investigations revealed that the victim frequently travelled between Betong and Pengkalan Hulu for years. He is believed to be married to a Thai woman and used to run an entertainment business in Betong town.

The victim also has prior drug-related criminal records in Malaysia.

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