BANGKOK, 16 April 2013 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has offered condolences to the U.S. over the bomb blasts in Boston. Meanwhile, Thai security units have called a meeting to raise security at high-risk places across the country.
The Prime Minister said on Tuesday she felt sorry for the bombing, and she personally did not want to see violence take place. According to her, the commissioner-general of the Royal Thai Police and national security units had already discussed ways to ensure security for both Thais and foreign tourists especially in at-risk areas, Ms Yingluck said.
Regarding Thai people abroad, the Prime Minister said the government had asked the Thai embassy in the U.S. to assist Thai people there. She also gave her moral support to the embassy’s staff.