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01 April 2010 :: 13:04:51 pm 17202

Progress On Identifying Bombers As Red Shirt’s Continue To Lose Popularity

As the authorities caught the bombers of Gen. Prem’s compound on CCTV footage, Thong Lor police and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) have reported that the Red Shirts are using a high-rise in the next soi to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva's home as one of their war rooms. The Red’s announce yet another mass rally as tourism sector asks them to stop.
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April 1, 2010, [PDN: the mystery bomber who threw a M-79 grenade into the compound of the Gen Prem Tinsulanonda Foundation and his accomplice have been photographed on CCTV, but still not identified, according to Col Sansern Kaewkamnerd, spokesman for the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO), reported by the TNA. The grenade thrower had first carried our surveillance, circling the compound on U-thong Nok Road on Tuesday night, March 30, on his motorcycle. Shortly after, the motorcycle, this time with two riders, reappeared and the pillion rider threw the grenade as the two sped off towards Wa Su Kri Pier. A reward of Bt200,000 has been offered to anyone providing information leading to the arrest of the two riders.

The vulnerability of the premier’s residence was the next cause for concern as the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and Thong Lor Police reported that unidentified individuals, thought to be Red Shirts, had been seen coming and going from the 38-storey DS Tower I, which is close to PM Abhisit’s residence that he was living in until he was advised to move at the start of this round of Red-Shirt rallies. It is thought that the room in the building in Sukhumvit Soi 33 was being used as one of the Red’s war-rooms, but its close proximity, only 200 metres away from Sukhumvit Soi 31, Abhisit’s home, makes it a high security risk. Both the police and the NIA have been instructed to keep a close watch on the building and its users.

Meanwhile, despite both the Army high command and the government’s instance that a dissolution of the House of Representatives is impossible within the timeframe of 15 days hence, stipulated by the Red Shirts, the movement intends to hold a new, larger rally perhaps lasting from April 3-6, once again calling for the government to step down. This dogged insistence by the Red Shirt leadership, however, is increasingly alienating the public as yet another sector called for an end to the rallies. Adding to the voices of academics and the business sector, the tourism sector has spoken up and more than 1,000 local tourism sector representatives and tours operators will congregate in six localities, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Pattaya, Phuket and Samui, tomorrow, April 2, to prevail upon the Red Shirts to cease their mass pretests. The President of the Thai Travel Agents Association, Charoen Wongananont, estimates that the adverse effects on tourism from the rallies has cost the country Bt10 billion, the Nation reported.

Reporter : Sirithanon   Photo : Internet   Category : Politics News

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