Top brass from Bangkok visits Phuket over bombing

PHUKET: National Police Office adviser Ratchata Yensuang arrived in Phuket last night to get a grasp on the non-fatal bombing in Phuket Provincial Hall’s carpark yesterday (story here).

“The bomb appeared to be quite amateurish. We have already delegated key investigative roles to specific officers – to ensure we catch the culprit as soon as we can,” Gen Ratchata said.

After having been briefed by Phuket officials, Gen Ratchata admitted that though the explosion was thought to be designed to frighten officials, the motive for attempting to inspire that fear was still unclear.

“I have ordered Phuket Provincial Police and Phuket City Police officers to investigate the case as assiduously as they can,” Gen Ratchata told the Phuket Gazette.

“Phuket Provincial Administration Organization officials and any witnesses must be questioned thoroughly, especially anyone who claims that they might have seen the bomber.”

Deputy Commander of the Phuket Provincial Police Saneh Yawila confirmed to the Gazette yesterday that security has been increased at Provincial Hall for the time being (story here).

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News

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