Thai leaders take to social media to offer condolences over Korat mass shooting

On Saturday, a disaffected soldier shot his commanding officer at an army camp before going on a shooting rampage in the Korat city centre. Thai political leaders have taken to social media to offer condolences and updates.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha

“I am regularly receiving a situation report from Korat. I have ordered all relevant organizations to carry out their duties to the fullest of their abilities. The most important thing right now is the safety of our citizens and officials. I want to express my condolences to the family of those wounded and killed.”

Opposition leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit

“I offer my support and stand by the citizens of Korat and officials that are conducting the operations. I hope that everyone is safe and the situation resolves itself in a good way.”

Future Forward Secretary-General Piyabutr Saengkanokkul

“I want to express my deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and send my support to the citizens of Korat and hopes the situation resolves itself soon without further loss.

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Former Pheu Thai leader Sudarat Keyuraphan

“I hope the citizens of Korat are all safe and are careful. Do not go near the situation and I hope that officials quickly apprehend the suspect.”

Democrat MP and Korat Native Kalaya Sophonpanich

“I am praying that the people of Korat are protected and the situation is resolved. I want to offer my support to all officials working today.”


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