PPT neglected to post on a story in the Bangkok Post when it appeared a week ago.
The remarkably politicized Department of Special Investigation has apparently decided that:
so-called “men in black” were not involved in the theft and arson at the CentralWorld department store during the street protests of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) during April-May 2010….
DSI boss Tarit Pengdit said while nine people “were suspects, five were unidentified Thai men who were seen in pictures. The four identified were Saichol Paebua, Pinij Channarong, Attapol Wanto, and Paskorn Chaisitha. Pinij, Attapol and Paskorn were also suspects in the theft case.”
Tarit said “the theft and arson cases are separate from terrorism cases. There were no evidence to prove that the arson was intended for robbery…”. He added that “men in black” were “not involved in the theft and arson cases. The “men in black” were mentioned only in cases related to terrorism…”.
CentralWorld might prefer arson over terrorism as terrorism will void insurance claims.