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27 September 2010 :: 12:09:47 pm 40801

Abhisit Discusses Bombing Attacks with Key Advisors

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva met key advisors on Sunday over possible measures to halt a series of random bombings that have been inflicted upon the Thai capital, according to Thai media reports.
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Bangkok, the 26th of September 2010: After a series of attacks in the Thai capital over the weekend, premier Abhisit on Sunday met with concerned authorities in order to discuss possible preventative measures to end such incidents in future.

Having returned to Thailand following his participation in the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Mr. Abhisit expressed his concern at the recent explosions in Bangkok announcing his intention to address the issue with the Thai Cabinet.

Key to preventing further attacks, premier Abhisit explained the need for authorities to be vigilant in their observations in the capital with the common usage of military grade weaponry in the attacks to be discussed with authorities.

At present, police are investigating four separate incidents over the past month, including Sunday’s explosion near the Nang Lerng horse-racing track (Royal Turf Club) in Central Bangkok. The premier was reluctant to link the most recent bombing with an attempt to challenge the state-imposed emergency decree, which is currently in place on the capital.

Police Commissioner General Wichean Potephosree briefed the Prime Minister on the three incidents over the weekend, reportedly telling the premier that army reinforcements are not necessary and the police were adequately equipped to maintain the peace.

It was revealed that several ‘well-wishers’ had offered rewards of Bt100-400,000 for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in the four September attacks with authorities at present having no leads in their investigations. Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) officers investigating the scenes have confirmed speculation that the four attacks were contrived by the same person or people.

The four incidents include the latest bomb near the Nang Lerng horse racing course (Royal Turf Club) and three others outside Santirat Wittayalai School in Bangkok on September 8 and at parking areas of a shopping mall and the Public Health Ministry in Nonthaburi.

Despite yesterdays announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban concerned officials firmly believe that this most recent spate of attacks is designed to undermine the government’s state of emergency decree and create paranoia and unrest in the country heightening political tensions.

Reporter : John Weston   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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