Thai government accuses foreigners in Bangkok arson

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Thailand’s government said Saturday that two foreigners were involved in arson attacks on major buildings, unleashed after a crackdown on “Red Shirts” protests in Bangkok.

Thailand’s biggest shopping mall, Central World, was left gutted and partly collapsed in Wednesday’s mayhem that saw 36 buildings torched, including the stock exchange and bank branches.

“A white Westerner was involved in the arson attack on Central World, convincing them to set fire to it. And an Asian was also involved in the arson attacks on the banks,” said government spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn.

Panitan did not give any names but a video of a British man urging the burning and looting of the shopping mall, taken several days before it was set on fire, has been circulating on the YouTube video sharing website.

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