Wounded PDRC bomb victim dies

A protester with the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) who was critically injured in a grenade explosion on Banthat Thong Road on Friday died at Ramathibodi hospital early Saturday.

Prakong Chuchan, 46, a resident of Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Noppitam district, was pronounced dead at 2.35am.

A further 36 protesters were wounded in the grenade attack as they marched alongside protest leader Suthep Thuagsuban urging Bangkokians to join the Bangkok Shutdown campaign.

The grenade attack was reported about 1pm. The blast hit protesters about 100 metres from where Mr Suthep was leading the march. Initial findings found an M26 grenade was used.

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Discussion 1 : 19/01/2014 at 02:30 AM
So is the govt, UDD and RS
Discussion 2 : 18/01/2014 at 03:56 PM
The Reds and their apologists respect no one.
Discussion 3 : 18/01/2014 at 02:37 PM
The person you refer to has a wife, threee childrens, lived and worked for 25 years in Phuket, was 4 times joining the shbeenrallies of the PDRC on his own magre income of sewing clothes, and was considered a respected human being amongs family & freinds. Guess you must learn to respect the death people, regardless of their political views they had.
Discussion 4 : 18/01/2014 at 02:13 PM
xandebkk. How did the bad guys know the route would be changed, to know where to lie in wait? Why did they not target the leader suthep?
Discussion 5 : 18/01/2014 at 01:54 PM
May you rest in Peace which you have been fighting for a long time from these trouble makers...
Discussion 6 : 18/01/2014 at 01:19 PM
Nakhon Si Thammarat? One of the one's bused in from the South.
Discussion 7 : 18/01/2014 at 12:51 PM
What a terrible remark your making, Dick. Somebody died.
Discussion 8 : 18/01/2014 at 12:47 PM
A so many coincidence route changing episode plus a few drops of crocodile tears make this story even more suspicious.
Discussion 9 : 18/01/2014 at 12:34 PM
Play with fire and get burned so what do you do to remedy the mistake well just play with fire again. Where is the logic and accepted explanation. Some people just have no concious.
Discussion 10 : 18/01/2014 at 12:25 PM
Agree with you Leotro. You know what make me sick? The fact that the people who planned this make it so obvious. The red shirt and cap, the notes, the police badge... Come on, even low budget movies have more believeable plots!
Discussion 11 : 18/01/2014 at 12:24 PM
Lets face it. the Reds have a well documented history of using violent to achieve their aims. There's no disputing that. 30+ attacks against the anti-government protesters to date & people honestly think this is all organised by Suthep ?? Really ? How about this as a wild theory...The Reds are instigating this violence to discourages the demonstrators and so breakup the rallies ?
Discussion 12 : 18/01/2014 at 12:20 PM
I and many others who use our brains rather than the whistle completely agree with you, GDI. It seems obvious to us, but sadly all that whistle blowing have made many blinded to even obvious suspicious points. They just protest but they don't question anymore.
Discussion 13 : 18/01/2014 at 12:11 PM
Condolences to the family. A very sad day for Thailand. So far, it's really a lose-lose situation. Difficult to imagine why the government or other red group would have plotted this attack. It goes exactly against their interest. The only people who beneficiate from escalating the tension are those who want a military intervention.
Discussion 14 : 18/01/2014 at 12:04 PM
You could also say the same when 2 red shirts,along with the young man who was killed in his burning bus late last year. News that was quickly forgotten.
Discussion 15 : 18/01/2014 at 11:43 AM
The Army is strangely silent. I thought Prayuth said he would protect Thai people.
Discussion 16 : 18/01/2014 at 11:40 AM
Has anyone asked Mr Suthep how the government knew their protest route if it was changed at the last minute? To me, it sounds like an orchestrated attack on Mr Suthep's side and blaming the government to keep his supporters from losing interest in the protests.
Discussion 17 : 18/01/2014 at 11:35 AM
It would not be the first time police messes up with evidence so I understand why they did not allow police to come in. You would be right if this was a normal government in a normal democratic country. Everyone who has been here for a while and is not too stupid know that its not the case at the moment in Thailand.
Discussion 18 : 18/01/2014 at 11:31 AM
Madam Prime Minister, have some decency and resign your post now to preclude any more deaths. You would be hailed as the saviour in untying this knot and not Suthep. Go for reform before election without you,your cronies, Suthep and Suthep's cronies involved. People like Anan Panyarachun, a proven neutral man, to lead the reform and care taking can be left with under-secretaries.
Discussion 19 : 18/01/2014 at 11:28 AM
phibbs- 'For some strange reason' Thai police were blocked from investigating by the PDRC security guards. Very 'strange' indeed.
Discussion 20 : 18/01/2014 at 11:27 AM
Crocodile tears.
Discussion 21 : 18/01/2014 at 11:26 AM
This smells so much like an orchestrated attack. By changing the parade route, it made it impossible for police forces to intervene, and by not allowing the police to investigate it allowed plenty of time for tampering with any evidence and allowing the (PDRC allied) attacker to escape. These protesters on the street are just tools for Suthep to reach his goals. If one tool is damaged or destroyed, he will replace it with another tool.
Discussion 22 : 18/01/2014 at 11:21 AM
Did she sign orders authorising the use of war weapons against protesters??
Discussion 23 : 18/01/2014 at 11:18 AM
This is what suthep wants KAOS so a coup happens . Then he blames the government by saying they are illegitimate and undermine then critisizes them fir introducing legislation which is their job to do - this is the parliamentary democratic process.. Yet these right wing elite anti democratic plotters seek to overthrow the government .. They can lever allow a elected government to serve its full term without this nonsense . Dubious .
Discussion 24 : 18/01/2014 at 11:17 AM
How do you know what is fake or real? It is very sad that this happens and only the stubborn and incompetent government is to blame for it
Discussion 25 : 18/01/2014 at 11:07 AM
My heartfelt condolences to Khun Prakong Chuchan's family. And let us hope that the police will do their job properly and protect the demonstrators better from now on...
Discussion 26 : 18/01/2014 at 11:01 AM
fake tears from a man who is hopeing for more violence as he knows its the only way to get a coup to happen,so he can get what he wants. he cares for no one but his self interests
Discussion 27 : 18/01/2014 at 10:49 AM
No. Even if I did think Abhisit and Suthep deserved to face murder charges, which I do not, this is a completely different situation. For the caretaker PM to be held responsible, you would have to prove that she had something to do with the attacks or at the very least that she had something to do with the lack of protection given to the protesters. And neither of those complaints seem to have any merit.
Discussion 28 : 18/01/2014 at 10:48 AM
How many more people will die for a cause that will achieve nothing.....sad thing about ego's....
Discussion 29 : 18/01/2014 at 10:45 AM
How can the PM be blamed for something that has not been proved that she had a part in, and Abhisit's case is well documented orders and statements he made in public.
Discussion 30 : 18/01/2014 at 10:40 AM
Sorry buddy, all indicators suggest this was an inside job, not the government...
Discussion 31 : 18/01/2014 at 10:26 AM
The perpetrators will never be caught, much less punished. For some strange reason the Thai police are totally incapable of catching anyone attacking the protesters.
Discussion 32 : 18/01/2014 at 10:16 AM
Very sad. Condolences to the family. May the perpetrators be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Discussion 33 : 18/01/2014 at 10:11 AM
So like Abhisit is facing murder charges so should YS in all fairness now do as well. Guess she regret she did not resign a few days ago.

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