Men in black and DSI

15 03 2012

PPT reckons that it is very difficult to believe anything that slithers out from the Department of Special Investigation. Even so, we have to say that a report at the Bangkok Post generates some interest.

The report states that DSI “has found scant evidence to support a theory that ‘men in black’ killed Col Romklao Thuwatham at a [red shirt] rally in 2010.”

Romklao’s death became a cause celebre for the Abhisit Vejjajiva government and especially for royalists as they claimed that he had been targeted and murdered by black shirts. There were all kinds of claims that soldiers were “attacked” by black shirts and that soldiers were the victims in this action. The Abhisit government’s odious acting spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn, even lied that no troops had fired at protesters. The royalists cheered when the queen and crown prince showed up and presided at his funeral.


Apparently Romklao’s wife has complained of “a lack of progress in the case.” The eel-like DSI chief Tharit Pengdit said “officials have been unable to find evidence which points to any new suspects.” Apparently Tharit “has no further details” about the identity of any black shirts or of their whereabouts.

Is that Tharit’s political sliminess at work as he slinks to the Puea Thai side, attached to Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung like a limpet, were the black shirts just ghosts, were they operating for the military or is there really no evidence?



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