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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