Thai former PM denies Thaksin’s link to Bangkok blasts suspect

Former Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra, on June 16, rejected speculation on Thaksin Shinawatra’s connection with a suspect allegedly involved in six bombing attacks in Bangkok.

Former Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra ( EPA/VNA)

Former Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra ( EPA/VNA)



The rumour came after a wall clock with Thaksin’s image was found in the suspect’s house, according to Vietnamnews' report in Bangkok.

According to Yingluck, it was normal for her elder brother, who is also a Thai former PM and has lived in exile since 2008, to have admirers.

She stressed that Thaksin and the Pheu Thai Party would not encourage the use of violence among supporters.

Thai authorities have arrested and identified the suspect as Wattana Pummares, 61, who previously worked for the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand as an engineer.-

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