BANGKOK : Leading Member of PDCR, Jitpas, or well-known as Tant,s house attacked with fire bombs
Jittapat, or Tun, is a granddaughter of the owner of Boonrawd Brewery and is also a leading member of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC). She is also a former election candidate of the Democrat party.
She appeared every midnight at the Democracy Monument to brief the activities of the PDRC to foreign journalists in English.
The PDRC asked her to brief foreign media because the PDRC leaders feared that their activities might be incorrect if they received only information distorted by the Center for the Administration of Peace and Order.
Her translation of the anti-Thaksin regime activities could have angered supporters of the regime to attack her house, a PDRC spokesperson Anchalee Paireerat told protesters this morning at Democracy Monument.
Hua Mark police said they are investigating the bomb attack and are looking to CCTV cameras
Jitpas, or well-known as Tant, is helping the PDRC to give information to foreign media in English at the Democracy Monument every midnight. She was also a former election candidate of the Democrat party in Bangkok.
The house which was attacked with fire bomb is located on Ramkhamhaeng Soi 12.
The petrol bomb attack damaged a Volkswagen van when it caught fire but immediately put out. Nobody in the house was injured.
Security guards at the house said that four men in crash helmets arrived in two motorcycles and one pillion rider hurled a petrol bomb into the house and immediately escaped.
The police established political conflict as the probable cause of the attack.
It was not immediately known if Jitpas was in her father’s home or not during the attack, but she normally would return home after the midnight news briefing to foreign media.