Jaruek, a reporter with the Thai-language newspaper Matichon, was shot and killed in a market in the Don Chedi district
of Thailand’s western Suphanburi province, according to the Thai Journalists
Association, a local press freedom advocacy group.
The association said in a statement that Jaruek had reported on local corruption
and had expressed concerns to provincial Gov. Somsak Phurisrisak that he might
face reprisal. Kaweesak Bhutton, Jaruek’s supervising editor, told CPJ that Matichon staffers believe the death was
related to his work as a journalist, including his reports on local government
Two men were arrested on November 1 in connection with the murder,
according to the Bangkok Post.