BANGKOK, Aug 30 – Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban on Monday dismissed an opposition party’s claim of a possible bombing along the capital’s underground train system next month, saying no official intelligence confirmation indicates any possible sabotage.
Mr Suthep urged the public not to panic over the groundless speculation after Puea Thai Party spokesman Prompong Nopparit claimed Sunday that there might be a bombing in Bangkok Mass Transit (MRT) system next month.
Mr Suthep asserted that no intelligence reports indicated a possible attack, saying he was saddened with the move of Mr Prompong which caused apprehension and fear among the public.
“As I have been overseeing national security, no security-related agencies have ever reported possible sabotage at the underground stations,” said Mr Suthep. “I believe the news was spun for some specific purpose, but for what I don’t know.”