Identity of hospital bomber known

The commissioner of the Royal Thai Police says the police have now known the identity of the person who bombed the Phramongkutklao Hospital and indicates it was a work of a well-organised group of people.

The commissioner Pol Gen Chaktip Chaijinda said investigation by the military and the police still pointed to earlier finding that the hospital bombing was well-organised and might engage retired generals.

He said he wouldn't give importance to Ko Tee as he was known to be a bad guy.

He said his deputy Pol Gen Srivara Rangsiphramanakul is in charge of investigation and is questioning hospital staff.

He said a 200-men strong investigation team has been formed to look into the three bombings, first at the old Government Lottery Bureau office, the second at the National Theatre, and at the Phramongkutklao Hospital as they had links.

Asked whether appointing so many investigators to look into the hospital bombing was like riding an elephant to catch a grass hopper ( take a sledgehammer to crack a walnut), Pol Gen Chaktip said that instead it was to ride an elephant to catch an elephant.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)