Tourist numbers remain normal after Bangkok blast


BANGKOK, 25 August 2015 – NCPO Spokesperson has disclosed that the number of tourists visiting Thailand has remained at the normal rate, despite the bombing incident in Bangkok, while agencies are urgently checking the conditions of their CCTV cameras.

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Spokesman Col Winthai Suwaree stated in a televised broadcast regarding the progress of investigation for the bombing incident at Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, citing the number of international tourists to Thailand has remained at normal levels.

While the NCPO Spokesman revealed that the security team has deployed more officials to provide a continuous and inclusive security protection to all areas, as well as coordinating with security officers from private companies and motorcycle taxi drivers, to help in surveillance measures and to collect all clues related to the incident.

The Royal Thai Police Headquarters has asked for cooperation from government agencies, companies, and building owners to help check the functions and capabilities of their CCTV cameras to be set at an angle and possess sufficient resolution to identify suspects. He added that information received from the international operatives and intelligence units have allowed the investigation to proceed towards its proper phase.

The NCPO Spokesman has also thanked the public who have reported in useful information to the 1515 hotline, while those who have given false information and disturbed authorities’ operations have been recorded for further legal prosecution.