Thai MP commits suicide in family feud

BANGKOK, Sept 6 (AFP) – A Thai member of parliament shot and killed himself this morning after a family argument over assets worth millions of dollars, police said. Hangthong Thamawattana, of the opposition Prachakorn Thai Party, apparently shot himself with a pistol after a row with his brother, Deputy Police Chief Pornsak Durongkaviboon told reporters. “Initial reports say he committed suicide, but we are investigating further because of the conflict with his family over money,” he said. Relatives were suing Hangthong over family assets worth more than a billion baht (26 million U.S. dollars).

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