Government presses on with investigation into deadly Bangkok blast

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BANGKOK, 2 September 2015 – The government is continuing with the detailed investigation into the deadly explosion in Bangkok after two suspects were arrested. 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday confirmed that a foreign man is another suspect in the bombing attack and is believed to be instrumental in assisting police to resolve the case.

Gen. Prayuth also asked the news media to be more cautious in reporting the case and the investigation into it, in order not to hurt international relations.

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, who oversees national security, said that he believes the latest suspect could be in the same network as the first man arrested last weekend. He added that the investigators have not eliminated any possibility related to the blasts.

The DPM said that an arrest warrant has been issued against Wanna Suansan, a Thai woman who is reported be in Turkey now, because investigators have found some connections between her and the bombing.

Meanwhile, deputy police chief Pol. Gen. Ruangsak Jritake has visited the checkpoint at the Ratchaprasong intersection to reassure people in the area of the safety of workers and tourists there. Overall, he visited security forces on an inspection tour of three main areas of Bangkok, including the Erawan Shrine, Asiatique and the Emerald Buddha Temple.