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    Thai bomb at royal adviser's home

    Thai bomb at royal adviser's home


    A small bomb has exploded in the Thai capital Bangkok, near the house of an adviser to the king, police said.
    The small blast injured two people, one of whom is thought to be British.
    The device was hidden in a guard post at the entrance to the home of Prem Tinsulanonda, chief adviser to King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
    Bangkok is already tense because of a mounting political crisis, with growing calls for Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to resign.
    On hearing the news, Mr Thaksin told reporters the bomb "was the work of people with bad intentions who want to create more and more trouble amid the political crisis".
    The homemade device was triggered by a timer, according to police, who found a battery at the scene.
    Mr Prem is thought to have been in the house at the time of the attack, at about 1400 (0700 GMT).
    Local police said no warning was given before the blast, and there was so far no indication as to who was responsible.
    While bomb attacks are very rare in Bangkok, they are a common occurrence in the Thai south, where suspected Muslim militants are waging a small-scale insurgency.
    But the capital has been the scene of increasing tension in recent weeks.
    Mass rallies are now held virtually every day calling for Mr Thaksin to resign. Earlier this month he called a snap election in an effort to appease his critics, but the main opposition parties have decided to boycott the poll.


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    Damn, DD you are fast. Appreciate the effort!

    I am going on the 14th to get some 'action' shots...

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    This fellow isnt even involved in the political unrest though, is he?

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    POLITICAL TURMOIL
    Bomb blasts at Gen Prem's residence : updated


    A powerful bomb exploded at a police booth in front of the residence of Privy Council's chairman Gen Prem Tinsulanonda Thursday afternoon, injuring two foreign nationals, police said.


    The powerful explosion took place about 2.05 pm. The shrapnels damaged a parked car several metres away on the opposite side of the four-lane road.

    It was reported that Gen Prem is in his residence when the blast happened.
    Police immediately cordoned off the area to collect the evidence. Initial investigation identified the injured as a Briton and a Canadian.

    A spokesman of Vajira Hospital identified the Briton as Jeffeny King, 28, who was passing the house at the time of the blast. He was injured by shrapnel in his left shin.

    Police said the bomb was placed under a chair situated next to the police booth. The blast destroyed the chair and shattered window glass of the booth.
    Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was on the election campaign tour in Chanthaburi, said he had not received an official report on the bomb yet but he believed someone was trying to create a situation.

    He said police would try to find out the masterminds of the bomb and bring them to justice.

    http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2006...s_20002362.php

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    Events might get a little interesting...

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    Prem is very much involved, Thaksin dissolved parliament after a meeting with Prem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily
    This fellow isnt even involved in the political unrest though, is he?
    Well yes and no...TIT

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    Political tensions
    The 85-year-old former general is thought to have been in his house at the time of the attack, at about 1400 (0700 GMT) on Thursday.
    He is a key figure in Thai politics, serving as prime minister for eight years in the 1980s.
    Defence Minister Thammarak Isarangura told Reuters news agency that Mr Prem was not too perturbed by the explosion, but "just wondered why a bomb was put in front his house".
    While bomb attacks are rare in Bangkok, they are a common occurrence in the Thai south, where suspected Muslim militants are waging a small-scale insurgency.
    But the capital has been the scene of increasing tension in recent weeks. Mass rallies are now held virtually every day calling for Mr Thaksin to resign.
    He has come under mounting pressure in the capital, especially for his family's sale last month of its stake in Shin Corp, the company he built up before he entered politics.
    Many urban Thais complained the family avoided paying tax on the sale and passed control of an important national asset to Singaporean investors.
    In a bid to silence his critics he has called a snap election for 2 April, but the main opposition parties have decided to boycott the poll. The last bomb attack in the capital was outside the office of Sondhi Limthongkul in November 2005. No one was hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    Prem is very much involved, Thaksin dissolved parliament after a meeting with Prem

    When was the parliament dissolved?

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    seems one uk bloke and a kanuck got hit by the blast.. they didn't cark it..but sure scared tha pantsoff'emm I bet!
    c'mon yabomberguys ya can do better than that

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    The 'fan' has been watching the Thai news and on the phone at the same time. The middle class feeling is that Thaksin in behind the plot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    The 'fan' has been watching the Thai news and on the phone at the same time. The middle class feeling is that Thaksin in behind the plot...
    if so, not at all surprised..
    classic strategy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Thai bomb at royal adviser's home
    How do they know it was a Thai bomb. it could have been made anywhere.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bbc
    The small blast
    Quote Originally Posted by the nation
    A powerful bomb exploded
    Quite a differant reporting style

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    How do they know it was a Thai bomb. it could have been made anywhere.
    They don't, but all the materials are here in country to make many differant types of bombs

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    The Thai news via ITV is saying that the situation is "undailai". Which basically means dangerous.

    The other news channels is saying shit. The old lady is now listening to the AM radio.

    I would rather drink beer...
    Last edited by hillbilly; 09-03-2006 at 05:46 PM.

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    yea nearly my medicine time too
    tonic + gin for starters.. we'll see how the night developes

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    On hearing the news, Mr Thaksin told reporters the bomb "was the work of people with bad intentions who want to create more and more trouble amid the political crisis".
    So he's admitted to it already

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    I would rather drink beer...
    Dangerous times...

    Not dangerous times...

    Whatever.

    I'd always rather drink beer!


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    These bombs aint anywhere near Silom are they. I would hate to get blown up on the way to school.

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    dont be such a poove mrs q, they are only small bombs and will only blow you up a little bit, now pull your socks up and be a man about this, otherwise we shall send taffy down to your house to burn it down.....

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    Are they near Silom though?

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    Taffy dont care where your house is, he is welsh, he will carry on his commitment to the welsh liberation army front and burn down normal ppls houses where ever he can just don't offer him a biscuit when he comes round though, he is easily distracted

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    So you think this was a cunning plot by Plaid Cymru?

    I like your thinking Sherlock Dog, nobody expects the Welsh Inquisition!


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Police said the bomb was placed under a chair situated next to the police booth. The blast destroyed the chair
    Everyone please be careful where you sit in future

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