Meiraili Yusufu (Source: reuters)
Thai police on September 9 confirmed the nationality of the key suspect of the Erawan Shrine bombing last month, Meiraili Yusufu, as Chinese.

His passport was found to be genuine, after investigations into its authenticity, said Thai police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri during a press conference. However, the travel document belonging to another suspect, who introduced himself to police as Adem Karadak from Turkey, was a counterfeit.

Earlier the day, police took Meiraili the scene of the explosion at Bangkok’s Erawan shrine to reconstruct the moves of the suspects in the case on August 17. The police spokesman said the reconstruction provided a clearer picture to investigators and helped to support the ongoing investigation.

Meiraili told police he had received an order from the mastermind of the attack to bring the bag containing a bomb to another man at Hua Lampong station. Then he got another order to move to Ratchaprasong to take a photo of the explosion.

The explosion at Bangkok’s Erawan shrine on August 17 killed 20 people and injured more than 120.-VNA