The son of the former mayor of Patong municipality, Pian Keesin, has pledged to turn himself in to police on Monday. Mr Pian and his son are accused of running a criminal organisation in Phuket.
A message posted on the Facebook page of Mr Pian's son Preechawut "Prab" Keesin on Thursday says: "I will turn myself in on Monday. I am very busy and had not been contacted [by authorities] in advance."
"If I am angyee [a person involved in a criminal organisation], what would you call state officials who have sought my help for almost 10 years?"
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