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Bangkok bomber says sorry

Bangkok bomber says sorry
TUESDAY, June 20, 2017

A retired electrical engineer suspected of being behind bomb attacks in Bangkok - including Phramongkutklao Hospital last month - has apologised to those affected by his crimes.

Wattana Pummares, 61, said that his intention was only to convey his frustration over the coup and the military taking over the premiership.

“I wish to express my regret and convey my apologies to those affected by my acts and particularly those injured,” he said in a press conference packed with journalists at the Royal Thai Police headquarters.

The press briefing was held after the military handed over Wattana to police. He was also charged with three cases relating to three bomb attacks in Bangkok this year. He insisted that he acted alone in all the attacks that could be dated back to 2007.

“I acted out of my frustration over the coup and the military’s participation in politics, not by political motivation. No politicians of any side were behind my activities,” he said.