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A security camera still of one of the alleged Phuket resort attackers

UPDATE Five Phuket Resort Attackers Under Arrest, Being Returned to Phuket

Thursday, May 30, 2013
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THREE more men have been arrested in Sadao, Songkhla, this afternoon, Phuket's Police Commander said. He said the men had stolen one passport, one Malaysian ID card, one iPhone5, 14,660 baht and 640 ringit in cash. It's believed the Malaysian holidaymakers have left Phuket for home.

Original Report

PHUKET: Two of four men being pursued after a Malaysian royal's personal bodyguard was bashed in a Phuket resort have been arrested and are being transported back to Phuket.

One of the men was nabbed on the Thai-Malaysia border at Sadao and the other was arrested in Trang province.

Police have named them as Prakong Lisopa, 31, and Sakorn Sisopa, 30.

Phuket's Police Commander, Major General Chote Chawanwiwat, said the two men still being pursued were Malaysians.

A complete version of what took place and the motive for the attack is likely to emerge when the arrested men are questioned on Phuket this evening.

What's known is that the four men surprised a personal bodyguard to the chairman of Kedah's Council of Regency. The man was badly beaten as he fought to prevent his assailants from tying him up.

The attack at the Millennium Resort in Patong has disturbed the private holiday being enjoyed by Tan Sri Tunku Annuar Sultan Badlishah, brother of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah.

It is not clear at this stage whether the beating came because of a problem related to the bodyguard or the Tunku was the target of the attack.

He and his party had about 10 rooms booked at the resort.

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