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Opposition leader asks Thai PM to clarify assassination plot 27/08/2006
22:38:33

Thailand's opposition Democrat party has urged the prime minister to arrest up to four military officers accused of involvement in Thursday's alleged assassination plot.

Thai media reports that more arrests will be made soon over the powerful bomb reportedly found in the trunk of a car near premier Thaksin Shinawatra's Bangkok home.

Police say it was a foiled attempt to kill the prime minister -- claims treated with skepticism by the Thai media and the general public.

An army officer was arrested shortly after the bomb was found and the premier said later four military officers had schemed to kill him, and promised more arrests.

Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva has asked Mr Thaksin to speed up the investigation to limit any damage to Thailand's stability and international image.

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