BANGKOK, 19 January 2014 The bombing of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee’s rally site at Victory Monument was likely the work of a third party, say authorities.
According to Lieutenant General Paradorn Pattanathabutr, the Secretary-General of the National Security Council, the Center for the Administration of Peace and Order ( CAPO) earlier said that violence could occur during the PDRC rallies, given ill-intentioned third parties have reportedly mingled with protesters at rally sites. Besides, the PDRC’s rallies at various locations have begun to have greater impact on local residents who have to travel to work, increasing the possibility of conflicts.
Security-related agencies have from the very beginning been monitoring the rally sites and increasing security measures, said Paradorn, adding that that there is a possibility of further violence leading up to the early election date on January 26 and the election date on February 2.
The Center has kept the Prime Minister and Minister of Defense updated on the situation.