Updated: Another King Power bomb

26 08 2010

The Nation reports that another bomb has exploded near an entrance to the King Power complex in Soi Rang Nam in downtown Bangkok. Unfortunately, a security guard has been injured. Police apparently have a suspect is in custody. As the report points out, “King Power has strong political connections with the Bhum Jai Thai Party.”And Newin Chidchob.

PPT cover King Power and owner Vichai Raksriaksorn several times. We have posted on him and international football and on local football and politics, on polo and influence.

Update 1: The Bangkok Post reports that the explosion was due to an M79 grenade launcher. That articles cites police: “It was also not yet known if the attack had anything to do with Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanonda, who celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday, or Newin Chidchob, a politician under a five-year ban who has close connections with King Power…”. Even so, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban, who is in charge of security affairs, said the explosion indicated that some people still wanted to cause a public disturbance. Therefore, it was necessary for police to step up security at important locations and houses of important people…”.


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