2 suspects in Central World blaze identified


BANGKOK, May 23 – Thai police have released the photos of two men who allegedly set fire to the Central World shopping complex during the 2010 political protests in the heart of Bangkok.

Metropolitan police commander Kamronwit Thoopkrachang said the identities of the two suspects were similar to six persons given by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).

He urged other suspects who were seen in the photos to give themselves up to the authorities, or the DSI will issue warrants for their arrest.

Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit said the six men were involved in an arson which damaged the Central World complex at Rajprasong intersection – one of Bangkok’s busiest shopping centres.

He said police were compiling evidence to charge at least 20 more people for their implications in the arson.