Kanakorn Pianchana

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Kanakorn Pianchana is a Thai judge in the Yala court in south Thailand.[1]

In October 2019 he shot himself in the chest in court after reading a short statement which was interpreted by local media as being a protest against standards in the Thai legal system, saying "[If] I cannot keep my oath of office, I'd rather die than live without honour." He survived the suicide attempt after hospital treatment.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b Thailand judge shoots himself in court after criticising system. BBC News, 5 October 2019. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Thai Judge Shoots Himself In Court After Acquitting Murder Suspects". NDTV.com.
  3. ^ "Judge shoots self in court after being forced to change verdict". www.thaipbsworld.com.