Prisoner manhunt gets underway

Prisoner manhunt gets underway

RAYONG: The Central Prison in Rayong launched manhunt for three inmates who broke out of Khao Mai Kaeo Prison on Wednesday, a source said.

The officials were deployed to track down three escapees - a 22-year-old sentenced to three years on drug use charges, a 33-year-old serving five years and seven months for drug use and a 27-year-old sentenced to four years and two months for murder.

Officials discovered witnesses had seen a group of 10 inmates including the escapees cutting grass near the road at 2pm.

Afterwards, a car whose driver had repeatedly asked for directions parked near the spot where the inmates were working. The officials are looking into whether the driver aided their escape.

Khao Mai Kaeo Prison has about 300 inmates, a few of whom are serving without the possibility of parole.

Do you like the content of this article?

Ukraine says has 'evidence' Russia behind cyberattack

KYIV: Ukraine said Sunday it had "evidence" that Russia was behind a massive cyberattack that knocked out key government websites this past week, while Microsoft warned the hack could be far worse than first thought.

16 Jan 2022

Monks flee temples in eastern Myanmar amid intense fighting

Hundreds of monks fled two major towns in Myanmar, a witness said Sunday, among thousands recently displaced by intense fighting between the military and rebel groups opposed to last year's coup.

16 Jan 2022

Philippines says Suu Kyi must be involved in Myanmar peace process

MANILA: Deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is "indispensable" in restoring democracy to the military-ruled country and must be included in any peace talks, regardless of her conviction, the Philippines' foreign minister said on Sunday.

16 Jan 2022