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‘Men In Black’ a Running Joke at DSI – Dutch Journalist

Maas points to where he was shot in May 2010

On Monday, Dutch journalist Michel Maas visited the Department of Special Investigations (DSI) to submit into evidence the M16 bullet that struck him in the back on the 19th of May 2010. While at the DSI, Maas inquired as to the status of the investigation on the ‘men in black’ or ‘black shirts’,

They started laughing. It seems to be a running joke around [there]. They did show me a picture taken from TV footage of a man in a black t-shirt running around with a M16. The problem is that the man was running with the military. Of course, the military denies all these allegations… Judging by the photo evidence I’ve seen, it appears to point to them.

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Bullet that Hit Me Came from Military Gun – Dutch Journalist

Dutch journalist Michel Maas took the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and the press on a tour in Ratchaprasong on Wednesday, showing where he was shot by the military on the morning of May 19th 2010.

Michel was in Thailand reporting on the military crackdown of Red Shirt protests for Netherlands Radio Worldwide and the Volkskrant newspaper. He was with a group of journalists on Ratchadamri Road when the army suddenly started shooting indiscriminately at the crowd of protesters.

He was shot in the shoulder and, shortly afterwards, was rushed to the nearby Police General Hospital from where he resumed his broadcast.

On Wednesday he spoke to reporters and the DSI on the spot where he was shot two years ago.

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