Bangkok, the 30th of September 2010: Following a national security meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban, Gen. Potephosree stated that authorities are now investigating DNA evidence linking some politicians with recent bombing attacks on the Thai capital.
Despite the urging of opposition Puea Thai Party MP’s Gen. Potephosree has declined to reveal the names of the involved politicians, citing inconclusive investigation as the reason behind the decision.
Meanwhile, moves to reorganise the involved ‘bomb center’ which is investigating the incidents were also taken at yesterday security meeting, with the department to work more closely with the ‘emergency center’ in a bid to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of investigational procedures.
The emergency center, headed by General Panupong Singhara Na Ayutthaya (advisor to the National Police Chief), is responsible for the gathering and compilation of information related to serious incidents reported by the public. Gen. Na Ayutthaya revealed that the center works closely with authorities, local security officials and overseas agencies aimed at preventing major incidents.
In his position at the head of national security and the Center for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES), deputy premier Thaugsuban insisted that the government was in full support of all involved agencies and would back them with increased supplies of equipments, vehicles and specialist personnel if it was deemed necessary.
In the latest bomb related news, Thai media report that an explosion has been detonated at a factory in the Eastern Seaboard province of Chon-Buri on Wednesday night. The blast damaged six vehicles but caused no injuries according to reports.
Following the Chon-Buri incident, Explosive Ordinance Department officers (EOD) have reportedly diffused a device placed near the Lao PDR embassy in Bangkok on Thursday. Officers speculate that the device, believed to be contrived from an M-67 grenade, may have been abandoned in the area due to the presence of a nearby police checkpoint.