Thai police to send second team to KL to gather info on Bangkok blast suspects


(Bernama) – Thai police will send another team to Kuala Lumpur to gather more information on the three people detained by Malaysian police over links to a group of suspects responsible for the bomb attacks in central Bangkok on Aug 17.

“On the second trip tomorrow, we will send our officials who are familiar with Malaysian protocol. The team may be able to interrogate the three persons,” said Thai police deputy chief Police General Chaktip Chaijinda at a press conference on his return to Bangkok Wednesday.

“I am not sure if we are able to talk with them (the three people) … in principle, they allow us to interrogate the suspects but we have to see,” he said, adding that he had obtained useful information during his trip and Malaysian police had been very cooperative.

Chaktip said he and his team had met with  Special Branch chief Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun as Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar was abroad.

On Monday, Khalid had announced the arrest of two Malaysians and a Pakistani in connection with the bomb attacks in Bangkok.

Chaktip said apart from discussions on the three individuals, illegal human trafficking routes and other issues were also discussed.