BANGKOK, 26 February 2014 The National Police Chief has accepted the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC)’s demand for legal action against those responsible for the recent armed attacks that killed four children.
PDRC core figures today led supporters in a march to the Royal Thai Police Headquarters on Rama I Road. The group was donning black as an act of mourning for the fallen victims of violent attacks in Khao Saming district of Trat province and in front of Big C Department Store on Ratchadamri Road in Bangkok. Two children died in each of the incidents.
The gathering outside the police office was aimed to call on the authorities to bring the culprits to justice. PDRC Secretary-General Suthep Thaugsuban read out a letter which he had prepared for submission to the police, demanding that a panel of righteous and honorable officials be set up to take charge of the investigations.
The police opened the front gate to allow protest leaders to come in while National Police Chief Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew accepted the group’s letter by himself. The atmosphere was reportedly amicable and the PDRC supporters presented a bouquet of white flowers to the police.
The Police Chief informed the group that his deputy, Pol Gen Ek Angsananont, had been assigned to handle all cases of the PDRC. He also affirmed that the cases of the two deadly attacks at Khao Saming and Big C would be expedited.