Capital divided over bomb plot
Almost half of Bangkok residents remain unconvinced last week's discovery of a carload of explosives was an attempt on caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's life, a survey has found.
Of the respondents, 49.8 per cent said they believed the incident was a set-up. The survey was conducted by Bangkok University and questioned 1,174 people in Bangkok and surrounding provinces.
A little more than 20 per cent of those surveyed described the incident as a genuine assassination plot.
However, a separate survey by Assumption University revealed almost 47 per cent said it was too early to pass judgement because official findings were not available. The second poll was released yesterday and conducted on 1,133 people in Bangkok and adjacent provinces between Thursday and Saturday.