Thaksin offers B10m for blast suspect

Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has offered a bounty of 10 million baht for the capture of the suspect thought to have thrown a hand grenade at People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protesters on Sunday, injuring 28 people.

The bounty offer was posted by Thaksin's son Panthongtae on his Facebook page.

A video clip showing a man hurling a grenade at demonstrators at Victory Monument was shown on Monday at a Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (Capo) press conference.

"Ten million baht cash is a bounty offered by my father on the attacker. This is in addition to the previous amount of 10 million baht offered for information on those who set fire to the Central World," Mr Panthongtae said.

Mr Panthongtae said the face of the man in the clip is clearly visible, as was a whistle dangling from his neck. 

He argued that someone will identify the attacker in due course, since the image in the video clip is so clear, but warned information on the suspect might not come quickly enough because some want more people to be killed and wounded, to prompt military intervention in the current political conflict. 

"I asked my father to offer an additional amount of money so that the truth could emerge soon," he said.

Mr Panthongtae added that he believes it is clear that anti-government protest leaders were the behind the blasts that wounded and killed their own supporters.

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Discussion 1 : 21/01/2014 at 11:12 PM
Best news I've heard so far, Thaksin must have a sure bet on who is behind this, revenge is sweet and it's going to be a match who pays the most to bring this out in the open or stay hush till all is forgotten, lol this is going to hurt the pockets big time of mastermind who is making all the costly mistakes.
Discussion 2 : 21/01/2014 at 09:25 PM
All propaganda from the wanted criminal. Clearly the bomber is now 'disposed' and no longer a threat to the organizer - Thaksin. Why not cash in on it and seem like the good guy....
Discussion 3 : 21/01/2014 at 08:30 PM
How about giving reward to capture runaway corrupted criminal who run away from his own crime from iPhone application.
Discussion 4 : 21/01/2014 at 08:03 PM
The bomber made the mistake of being video taped. Now those that hired him are desparate to make sure he never talks. You can almost guarantee, he will be killed in a gun battle with police, just like suspected drug smugglers.
Discussion 5 : 21/01/2014 at 07:56 PM
Easy to offer bounty with money stolen from the people of Thailand
Discussion 6 : 21/01/2014 at 07:47 PM
I would much prefer he returned to Thailand and did his 2 years time, than pull antics like this, it just shows how fickle the man called Thaksin really is.
Discussion 7 : 21/01/2014 at 07:38 PM
you denounce your friend, police catch him and put him in jail, then you get 10.000.000 Bahts you pay 1.000.000 Bahts for bail to free your friend, then spend together nice holidays in sharing 9.000.000 Bahts finally Taksin has good idea,,,,
Discussion 8 : 21/01/2014 at 07:05 PM
Just ask Arisman. ....he would know who torched CentralW and who lobbed two grenades at Victory Monument from iPhone application.
Discussion 9 : 21/01/2014 at 06:52 PM
Why not have daddy offer 10 million for someone that can prove that little sister is in fact a real PM. LOL
Discussion 10 : 21/01/2014 at 06:51 PM
I suggest that Thaksin spends another 10 million Baht on his son's education so that he improves his logical thinking. I am sure that he is being groomed to be a future Prime Minister.
Discussion 11 : 21/01/2014 at 06:48 PM
I doubt seriously it is a PTP member or even supporter but if it is, tough luck for TS.
Discussion 12 : 21/01/2014 at 06:39 PM
Mr Panthongtae is following his PTP supporters and the police, who are very active in spreading lies. That whistle is the ultimate evidence. Every body can wear this around his neck.
Discussion 13 : 21/01/2014 at 06:22 PM
Uh! Were you around when the red shirts occupied BKK for months and with barricade, guns, fire bombs, hospital raids and televised support from 'out of the country' The MANY factions led by Kuhn Suthep have been 'honestly' non violent!
Discussion 14 : 21/01/2014 at 06:05 PM
another bounty that will never be paid IMO grenade tosser has already been paid
Discussion 15 : 21/01/2014 at 05:56 PM
"Mr Panthongtae added that he believes it is clear that anti-government protest leaders were the behind the blasts that wounded and killed their own supporters." Interesting. Does the son also believe in fortune tellers like his father does?
Discussion 16 : 21/01/2014 at 05:44 PM
Anyone can hang a whistle around their neck and walk into a protest venue to "blend in". Based on Mr Panthongtae logic, every whistle wearer is now a threat to all protestors who wear one. I think the 10 million would be better spent paying farmers who have been duped into the corruption riddled rice scheme. Who could benefit more than that?
Discussion 17 : 21/01/2014 at 05:31 PM
ok , his brother gonna give him to the police , he got the 10 m and 1 month later he got a fatal scooter accident ,so what accidents happens !
Discussion 18 : 21/01/2014 at 05:29 PM
give the money to the rice farmers Thaksin……..
Discussion 19 : 21/01/2014 at 05:20 PM
Nice gesture, where is Sutheps gesture to show that he also wants to solve this atrocity. Nonetheless, it is because of Sutheps occupation of Bangkok as the violence escalated.
Discussion 20 : 21/01/2014 at 05:12 PM
good for him
Discussion 21 : 21/01/2014 at 05:03 PM
Even 100 billion bounty nobody can find this criminals, they are in Cambodia now, Ask Hun Sen and they can give you his head cut off.Stop making jokes with Thai people, they awake now and sooner or later, justice will prevail....
Discussion 22 : 21/01/2014 at 05:03 PM
Do you think someone planning to launch a grenade attack would hang a whistle round his neck? What on earth for? Its a little too obvious and too convenient isn't it. Please, do you think the people of Thailand are stupid?
Discussion 23 : 21/01/2014 at 04:55 PM
Well, not much chance of that money being handed over That's why it's being offered! Same for the Central World fire starters reward Good headline though What a guy! What a son! What a family! Not looking for publicity are they?
Discussion 24 : 21/01/2014 at 04:52 PM
"...it is clear that anti-government protest leaders were the behind the blasts that wounded and killed their own supporters." Maybe Oak can come forward with this vital piece of information and claim the 10 million baht himself since it is so clear to him.
Discussion 25 : 21/01/2014 at 04:31 PM
thats nice but will they support the real truth if its PTP memeber

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