BANGKOK – THAILAND’S Prime Minister yesterday warned that intelligence had forecast more violent attacks in the kingdom, as police arrested a former soldier suspected of involvement in a string of recent bombings in the capital.
‘There remains a group of people who want to employ violence,’ Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva told reporters, adding that there was no specific information about where attacks could occur. ‘We must be vigilant.’
The government has cited recent grenade attacks in Bangkok as justification for keeping in place a state of emergency in the capital which was imposed during weeks of anti-government protests that ended in May with an army crackdown.
Ninety people were killed and 1,900 others were injured in the final weeks of the demonstrations.