Yingluck voices violence concerns

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Saturday denounced the violent Banthat Thong Road grenade attack that injured 36 anti-government protesters and killed one on Friday.

One of the victims, Prakong Chuchan, 46, a native of Nakhon Si Thammarat, was pronounced dead at Ramathibodi hospital early Saturday.

Ms Yingluck said she opposed all forms of violence and has directed police to find the attackers and take stringent legal action against them.

She insisted that her government had nothing to do with the blast and was not trying to incite unrest as claimed by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC).

The caretaker premier said the Feb 2 election must go ahead as scheduled because it would help to bring a swift end to ongoing political disputes.

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Discussion 1 : 18/01/2014 at 05:10 PM
There was just only one person died and you expecting the situation to be normal... If not for millions it should be thousand people died before the country can be restore. It is just normal for people to sacrifice for peace because other countries lost more than us but some countries still can not find peace so let people die if they have to. The more people died the sooner peace will be restored and don't worry our country is not going anywhere.
Discussion 2 : 18/01/2014 at 04:37 PM
When you have PDRC guards dressed up as Reds and attacked their own. Really nothing much to comment.
Discussion 3 : 18/01/2014 at 04:36 PM
Resist what? peaceful protesters? Just walk among them, they are as peaceful and respectful as allowed in this situation. And YS does not need to confront them. There's thousands of red shirt goons who will do her dirty work for her. All without official approval of course. But do you see one of these gun-toting maniacs get arrested?
Discussion 4 : 18/01/2014 at 04:33 PM
The only thing that will solve this crisis is the arrest of Suthep and the dispersal of the mob in the streets of Bangkok
Discussion 5 : 18/01/2014 at 04:20 PM
She sounds like a broken record. This 2 Feb election will be invalid for various reasons, she will find out.
Discussion 6 : 18/01/2014 at 03:58 PM
Every time there is political conflicts of this nature there are always casulities sad but true. I must applaud the PM for ordering virtually non resistance and confrontation with the protestors. Not many leaders would allow the capital city of the country to be occupied, government offices, businesses, motorways to be completely shut down. It is now time to stop the non sense of trying to unconstituionally overthrow and elected governemnt and come to peace talks to settle differences. Now is the time to become civil leaders and represent the people accordingly. Settle this with talks and no one looses.
Discussion 7 : 18/01/2014 at 03:03 PM
And who caused that "bitterness"? Reaping what you sew, huh?
Discussion 8 : 18/01/2014 at 03:01 PM
Why does she need to resign?? Thailand is a democratic country, and Thai people are democrats what ever are their thoughts. If Yinluck has supporters and feels she want to be PM candidate again, she has the right to do it as anybody from Thailand has the right. Thai people has everyday a more highest level of judgment. "El Viajero", you must be a Castilian from Spain, one of the most anti-democrat nations of Europe.
Discussion 9 : 18/01/2014 at 03:01 PM
Why? She has majority support in th country, the imternational community support her as well Why should she resign? because you don't like her. If not then vote against her.
Discussion 10 : 18/01/2014 at 02:59 PM
Fugitives cant run in elections .Yingluck is a proxy for a fugitive .
Discussion 11 : 18/01/2014 at 02:57 PM
She denounced the violent Banthat Thong road bombing. She never denounced the extremist red shirt leaders comments this week earlier, stating to have placed caches of weapons within Bangkok, and that those red shirts would not be under the control of this government or any authorities there be. Thus, pending (the doubtful) investigation by police, it could have been anyone killing protesters.
Discussion 12 : 18/01/2014 at 02:38 PM
ENOUGH!! 38 people injured in blast and now one has died. The police, the military, and the government point fingers at each other and do nothing to end this madness. How many more lives will end in tragedy before this is finished?
Discussion 13 : 18/01/2014 at 02:36 PM
Why did she NEVER utter a word every time red thugs violently attacked all opposition?????
Discussion 14 : 18/01/2014 at 02:25 PM
Better late than never!
Discussion 15 : 18/01/2014 at 02:25 PM
"The caretaker premier said the Feb 2 election must go ahead as scheduled because it would help to bring a swift end to ongoing political disputes." There really is little hope with comments like that. Resign!
Discussion 16 : 18/01/2014 at 02:20 PM
She needs to remember who started all the problems in the first place and gave Surapong the opportunity to start his revolution..
Discussion 17 : 18/01/2014 at 02:15 PM
Angry people should express themselves not with bombs, but by voting.
Discussion 18 : 18/01/2014 at 02:10 PM
She says she doesnt support violence when her supporters are infamous for it .People are injured and killed and all she can talk about is how she needs an election so her brother can continue to plague the country with his bitterness .
Discussion 19 : 18/01/2014 at 02:01 PM
The caretaker premier said the Feb 2 election must go ahead as scheduled because it would help to bring a swift end to ongoing political disputes. How , why , Her brother will revive the amnesty bill , he said "HE" withdrew it in a published interview. The rice rort will continue., She is in denial
Discussion 20 : 18/01/2014 at 01:58 PM
Was it not reported that two police badges were found at the scene of the abandoned building involved in this attack? If so, then how does madam expect that a comprehensive investigation can take place? We all know that investigating your own people rarely results in any justice. And who in their right mind still believes that the Feb. and polls will solve the current crisis? I suppose that she must be kept in the dark to a point where she has no concept of reality, to actually believe what she is saying, or it is just propaganda.
Discussion 21 : 18/01/2014 at 01:22 PM
Remind me who promoted the metropolitan chief of police, and to who does his loyalty lie? Will he really investigate in a transparent and honest manner?

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