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Thailand warns about postponing election

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Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha (Source: englishnews.thaipbs.or.th)

Bangkok (VNA) – Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha on May 23 warned that the country’s general election could not be held if there were no peace and order.

The Thai PM made the statement a day after a bomb hit a military hospital in the centre of the capital city of Bangkok, injuring dozens of people.

He added that it would be difficult to organise an election if there were bomb attacks and conflicts between insurgent groups.

The leader called for people’s cooperation to ensure security and order in the country.

Earlier, Thai authorities announced the initial results of an investigation into the explosion at Phramongkutklao military hospital in Rajthevi district of Bangkok.

The attackers were alleged to also be responsible for blasts at Thailand’s National Theatre on May 15 and the office of the government lottery on April 5.

After the incident, deputy national police chief Chalermkiat Srivorakan said that police will set up 27 control posts in Bangkok operating 24/7 to ensure security.

The locations under tight protection will be military steering offices, civil agencies, railway stations, shopping malls and airports. Security has also been increased in other major Thai cities.-VNA

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