Thailand's Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat on Tuesday warned the public in Bangkok to avoid crowds and public areas after Nov. 16 according to advice from the metropolitan police that violence and explosions could occur in a number of locations, according to the Thai News Agency.
Somchai said the police had warned that bombings could erupt in many places throughout Bangkok after Nov. 16 and the government has been watching after several groups had come out on streets and created chaos recently, reported Xinhua.
Police arrested several people possessing explosives in the past four days, Somchai said, adding that the public should avoid traveling in areas where troubles could occur.
On Tuesday morning, a bomb exploded near the Government House, where supporters of anti-government group People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) have camped out since August to demand the resignation of the government. The blast injured three people.
Somchai said he has assigned police to tighten security in the capital to ensure safety.
Somchai said the government is concerned because the royal cremation ceremonies of the late Princess Galyani Vadhana, elder sister of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, will still be underway on Nov. 16. Enditem