DPM Chalerm and National Police Chief on night patrol at Khao San Road

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BANGKOK, 30 May 2013 Deputy PM Chalerm Ubumrung has joined the National Police Chief and senior police officers in patrolling Bangkok in a bid to boost public confidence. 

Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm, along with National Police Chief Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew and his deputies visited Khao San Road to inspect the safety of the area, following last week’s explosion at the entrance of Soi Ramkhamhaeng 43/1, which injured seven people.

DPM Chalerm stated that Khao San Road, known as backpackers’ haven, is an important tourist destination of Thailand and any violent incident may hurt the country’s reputation considerably.

He added that the visit on Thursday night has found nothing out of the ordinary while all police officers have been urged to scour the area thoroughly and stay alert at all time.

When asked to comment about the Ramkhamhaeng explosion, Mr. Chalerm said there have been two assumptions, including an attempt to stir up fear and the business conflict, as the suggestion of Deep South insurgency has already been ruled out.

He also assured that the government is having a total control of all situations while the National Police Chief has been doing a good job and he will not be removed from his post anytime soon.