Probe into New Year blasts dropped


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More than a year after nine bombs ripped through Bangkok on New Year’s Eve 2006 the police have given up their investigation after successfully finding absolutely nothing in the form of clues as to who is responsible.

Bangkok was shaken to its core when those bombs went off. Three people died and 42 were injured. It’s a crying shame that investigations have turned up nothing.

No-one has been charged and no evidence has been found. Were the bombs the work of Southern insurgents or did allies of Thaksin Shinawatra have a hand in the blasts? We may never know for sure.

The only positive thing to come in the wake of the bombings are the security checks now in place across Bangkok. While you could argue that it would be possible to outwit the security guards at one of Bangkok’s malls, there is no doubt that as a visual deterrent, such security measures have their place.

I remember when the bombs went off because I lived at Victory Monument at the time. I arrived shortly after the explosion there. I am sure that more is known about the bombings than has been let on.

As you’d expect, opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva has criticized this news. “We are very disappointed that nothing has come out of this,” he said in an interview with ABC’s Radio Australia.

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4 thoughts on “Probe into New Year blasts dropped

  1. Not all of the money filtered down to the Mid/lower ranks after the coup as was promised. The investigations, however limited they were, did say military explosives were involved. Just what I heard, not sure if it's the case

  2. JVS is right. The only way the Thai police solve a crime is if someone confesses or someone informs. A breathtaking incompetence and an even more breathtaking indifference/apathy are the norm in Thailand so who would seriously expect anything else but the police would sit on their increasingly fat asses collecting their increasingly fat payoffs waiting for an informer or a confession, and then quietly close the case when neither actually turned up?

    Thais could seriously do with an integrity enema. A big one.

    Bedwyr

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