Tell me how to reach the huge Chinese market in Phuket The Phuket News The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas
The Phuket News Thailand News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

PM accuses red shirts of unrest plot

BANGKOK: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has accused the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) of being behind an alleged plot to instigate unrest and possibly attack key figures during festive events in Bangkok and the provinces.

crime, violence, politics,


Bangkok Post

Friday 27 November 2015, 09:01AM


Ex-policeman Prathin Chankate, 60, (left) and civilian Natthapol Nawanle, 26, were both previously involved in the controversial “Khon Kaen model” arrests shortly after the 2014 coup. The military says the two had plans to bomb Bangkok, up-country sites and assassinate Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon. (Photo by Pornprom Satrabhaya)
Ex-policeman Prathin Chankate, 60, (left) and civilian Natthapol Nawanle, 26, were both previously involved in the controversial “Khon Kaen model” arrests shortly after the 2014 coup. The military says the two had plans to bomb Bangkok, up-country sites and assassinate Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon. (Photo by Pornprom Satrabhaya)

According to the government, those targeted for attack by the group include Gen Prayut and Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.

In response, the UDD said the government is “inventing a story” in order to deflect attention from the scandal surrounding the Rajabhakti Park project.

Soldiers yesterday (Nov 26) handed over a former police officer and a civilian arrested in Khon Kaen for allegedly conspiring to instigate unrest in Bangkok to police for questioning.

They are Pol Sgt Maj Prathin Chankate, a 60-year-old former border patrol policeman, and Natthapol Nawanle, 26.

The suspects face charges of breaching Section 112 of the Criminal Code, known as the lese majeste law, and violating the Computer Act after authorities found them “hatching a plot to stir unrest in the city” and contacting each other to discuss attack plans via the Line application, national police chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda had said previously.

The arrests came after authorities discovered a group of people in the Northeast were planning to cause chaos in Bangkok during the Loy Krathong festival, the King’s birthday, the “Bike for Dad” event and during New Year celebrations, security sources said.

Pol Gen Chakthip said the group was found to have planned an attack involving important figures.

When asked if any political groups were behind the alleged plot, Gen Prayut said yesterday that the suspects arrested were members of the UDD.

“Which group do they belong to? They call themselves the UDD, don't they?” Gen Prayut said, adding that the alleged plot was tied to the so-called “Khon Kaen model” armed network believed to have been linked to the red-shirt movement.

The prime minister also denied that the government fabricated the story involving the alleged plot in order to shift public attention from the Rajabhakti scandal.

Gen Prayut said the alleged plot against key figures would not deter him from visiting the provinces, particularly the Northeast which is a stronghold of the red shirts.

Ombre Phuket

“I can visit any province. Today, I already risked my life. But I am not afraid,” the prime minister said.

Gen Prawit also insisted authorities had solid evidence relating to the alleged plot to attack government figures including himself and the prime minister.

However, UDD chairman Jatuporn Prompan said the UDD has maintained a peaceful approach and had no plans to act against the government.

The military was closely shadowing all UDD key figures to restrict their actions, so there was nothing they could have done to challenge the government, Mr Jatuporn said. He echoed the UUD’s claim that the alleged plot was a fabrication.

“There is no need for anyone to do anything. The government is already collapsing. Nothing can cover up for the Rajabhakti corruption,” he said.

Pol Maj Gen Chayapol Chatchaidej, commander of the Counter Crime Planning Division, said apart from the two suspects, there were seven other people suspected of being involved in the alleged plot to stage unrest.

The Bangkok Military Court has also approved arrest warrants for them, Pol Maj Gen Chayapol said.

The seven others in the team who are still at large are Phitsanu Promsorn, 58, Wallop Boonchan, 33, Chatchai Sriwongsa, 24, Meechai Muangmontree, 49, Thanakrit Thongngernperm, 49, Veerachai Chaboonmee, 33, and Pahiran Kongkham, 44.

Pol Maj Gen Chayapol said that Pol Sgt Maj Prathin and Mr Natthapol were among the defendants facing terrorism charges for their alleged ties to the so-called Khon Kaen model.

The two suspects had been out on bail before they were arrested again.

Read original story here.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
CAPTCHA
Forget your password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Phuket Poll: How to best prevent more Phuket beach drownings?

Old Boater..sorry man, but I will only stop when comments are factual; without innuendo; properly thought out and well reasoned but mostly are not di...(Read More)


Major Buddhist holiday brings alcohol ban to Phuket

robertd... it's just like any other law... take murder for instance. It's the law but people still kill one another. Exceeding the speed limit...(Read More)


Major Buddhist holiday brings alcohol ban to Phuket

@joe12.. firstly- kurt has not criticised the religion of buddhism or anyone practicing it- he has criticised a law and suggested that buddhists are q...(Read More)


Phuket Poll: How to best prevent more Phuket beach drownings?

Petty, childish comments like fighting children by most of above and time to stop now or get banded from site by moderator. Shame on you all! cast y...(Read More)


New Phuket Immigration chief waylaid

Not exactly a good start to show his supposed efficiency and management...(Read More)


Horror fire strikes girls school

A fire alarm should have went off. A sprinkler system should have started spraying water. Why this heartbreak of heartbreaks ????????????????Why??????...(Read More)


Phuket Poll: How to best prevent more Phuket beach drownings?

Christy Sweet@ You thing they building all oil plattform in the word whit planks ? We have the older oil platform in Norway building in steel in 1969....(Read More)


Phuket Poll: How to best prevent more Phuket beach drownings?

Ed Sanders@ You don`s see the Lifeguard tower at Kata? Then you ned new glasses man, it`s be there for over 10 years, 100 meter from Kata Beach Resor...(Read More)


Major Buddhist holiday brings alcohol ban to Phuket

Christy sweet, I do understand what you mean by your reply to me. All commenting on this topic are not Thai citizens it seems and must realize they a...(Read More)


Paradise Beach demolition order posted

Please bring back old Paradise Beach, please, please ...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
THAI VISA
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2016 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.