Kasim Cha Tong, a Malaysian-born Thai lawyer who was a leading campaigneragainst music and film piracy in Southeast Asia, was shot and killedgangland style in the town of Kota Baru near the Thai-Malaysian borderTuesday. There were conflicting reports about the incident. One said thatthe assassins knocked on the door of Tong's home after midnight and thatwhen he opened it, one of the men opened fire. Another report said that hewas shot after leaving a restaurant. Tong had worked with the MPA and theMalaysian Anti-Corruption Agency since the 1980s to help stamp out piracy inthe area.

06/11/2008