Killing Romklao

28 12 2012

The death of Colonel Romklao Thuwatham during the military’s attempt to clear red shirt protesters in April 2010 became a royalist cause célèbre as his death was associated with claims about men in black, said to be red shirt supporters, which were claims taken up strongly by the Abhisit Vejjajiva government. Abhisit’s government talked a lot about men in black yet was unable to locate them.

Now, in the Bangkok Post, it is reported that the “Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is preparing to arrest three suspects now believed responsible for killing Col  Romklao…”.

DSI chief Tharit Pengdit has reportedly “denied the suspects were linked to red-shirt protesters, calling them part of an ‘unidentified force’.” He:

admitted yesterday the DSI investigation had revealed the suspects were neither from the army nor the UDD, but members of an unidentified force whose faces were seen and photographed by police and UDD supporters. The DSI will ask the Office of the Attorney-General to forward a request to the Criminal Court to issue warrants for their arrest, he said.

This case is bound to be controversial and worth following.


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13 09 2014
Suspicion | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] This is not the first time that authorities have claimed to have identified the “perpetrators.… A sub-committee of the Truth for Reconciliation Commission headed by the compromised Somchai Homlaor stated that it had “identified” MiBs. We posted: […]

13 09 2014
Suspicion | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] This is not the first time that authorities have claimed to have identified the “perpetrators.” A sub-committee of the Truth for Reconciliation Commission headed by the compromised Somchai Homlaor stated that it had “identified” MiBs. We posted: […]