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Police say at least 2 people to be arrested in Bangkok bomb attack – UPDATE

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Police say they will issue arrest warrants for at least 2 people in connection to yesterday’s bomb attack in Bangkok. According to Thai PBS World, the people are suspected of throwing a ping pong bomb into a group of police officers in front of the Chamchuri shopping centre that injured 3 policemen and 1 reporter. But previous reports by Khaosod English say the bomb attack saw only 2 policemen injured out of a total of 4.

Piya Tawichai, the deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, says it is believed that the perpetrators threw the bomb from a vehicle on the flyover heading towards Hua Lampong railway station. Police say they found nails, wire and black electrical tape at the scene of the explosion.

The attack occurred at 6pm, during a pro-democracy rally over the government’s enforcement of the lesé majeste law, which has seen over 43 people arrested, including students, since November. Just last week, a Thammsat University student was arrested in his dorm room over lese majeste charges. Ironically, the reason for his arrest was reportedly due to his calling for such a law to be abolished.

Earlier today, a group of pro-democracy protesters and Ratsadon guards rallied in front of the Internal Security Operations Command head office in Dusit district, demanding for the release one of the guards, who has been missing since last night.

ISOC spokesman Thanathip Sawangsaeng responded to the claims by saying that ISOC had nothing to do with Mongkol’s disappearance because it is “not responsible for maintaining peace and order in the city.”

Now, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights have reported that that Mongkol has been released in the Bangpoo area. Mongkol and his lawyer went to notify the police at the Muang district police station and say that Mongkol will be sent for a physical and psychological evaluation.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

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    thedaythemusicdied

    Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    its 1000% impossible to have been done by an agent provocateur. Never ever has an agent provocateur been used. hold up. I need to swallow this giant blue pill.

    If the media is reporting 1 thing, I’ll consider other possible even if improbable scenarios could have also occurred.

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    Toby Andrews

    Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Force is met by force.
    Did the government really think they could carry on being nasty dictators without retribution?
    I am just surprised it has not happened before now.

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      Alan

      Monday, January 18, 2021 at 9:03 am

      What you talking about ? These attacks were made by those who support the supression of free speech and this juntas methods

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    Bill

    Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1:31 am

    Isaan John’s alibi is he was posting on TheThaiger ????

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    RA

    Monday, January 18, 2021 at 9:31 am

    “Thailand’s PM is asking people to avoid political gatherings over concerns for their health”, how about all these police without masks. Unless this is a file photo.

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    Steve

    Monday, January 18, 2021 at 11:21 am

    I always think it is better to advertise you will be arresting someone. Its the only decent thing to do!

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