Normalcy not yet fully resumed in Bangkok: Thai Deputy PM

13:04, June 23, 2010      

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The bombing at the headquarters of the major coalition Bhumjaithai Party (BJT) in north Bangkok on Tuesday showed that the situation has not yet returned to normal as some groups of people still want to incite violence, Deputy Prime Minister for security affairs Suthep Thaugsuban said on Wednesday, the Bangkok Post's website reported.

"I have ordered the commander of metropolitan police to deploy more police at important state offices and at the headquarters of political parties," the Bangkok Post's website quoted Suthep as saying.

The government would try its best to protect important places and to maintain peace and order.

On Tuesday a 15kg-gas tank was on a fruit-vendor's tricycle being pedaling to the BJT headquarters and exploded at about 11:00 a.m.

Though the anti-government protests ended on May 19, the Thai government has still maintained enforcement of the state of emergency in order to ensure security for the public.

The state of emergency has been imposed from April 7, 2010, in 24 provinces of Thailand's 76 provinces, empowering police and army to control the then anti-government protests.

The death toll from a series of violent clashes between the " red-shirt" protestors and troops during March 12 to May 19 stood at 88 as some 1,885 others were wounded.

Source: Xinhua


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