Somyot cannot affirm bomber still in Thailand
Police Commissioner-General Pol Gen Somyot Pumpanmuang said Monday that he cannot affirm whether the Erawan Shrine bomber is still in Thailand.
Updating reporters a week after the bomb attack, Somyot said he could only say that so far there have been no evidences that the suspect has left the kingdom.
He said police have not yet ruled out any possible motives, including political conflicts, personal conflicts, business conflicts, ethnic and religious conflicts.
He added that police has disproved a report that the suspect has fled to Malaysia on an AirAsia flight. He said the Thai police sought cooperation from Malaysian authorities and AirAsia and found that suspect in the report is 185 centimetre tall, which is not the height of about 170cm of the Erawan shrine suspect.
Somyot added that police had checked the reports that the suspect had changed his shirt in Chulalongkorn Hospital to a grey shirt but the report could not be confirmed because security cameras in the hospital were out of service.