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Taya pulls back for safety of family and students

A rally leader who blew a whistle at the former wife of fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra announced on Friday that she has decided to suspend her political activities following bomb attacks at her house and her mother's Khao Yai residence.

The suspension is for the safety of her family, her mother’s and the students of her mother’s school, Taya Teepsuwan wrote on her Facebook page.

Taya, a former Bangkok deputy governor, and her husband; Nuthapol, were among a group of anti-government protesters who blew whistles at Khunying Potjaman Na Pombejra at the Emporium Shopping Complex late last month.

Since then, her Sukhumvit residence has been the target of two bomb attacks and another attack was made on the Korat residence of her mother; Khunying Sasima Srivikorn, owner of Srivikorn School. No one was injured in any of attacks.

Taya said on Facebook that she made the decision out of concern for the safety of the students at her mother’s school.

"The attacks using weapons of war took place at my mother’s Khao Yai residence and at my house and there have also been a series of threats to Srivikorn School in the past week. I’m very sorry for those who had to suffer the consequences of my activities. I’m very concerned for the safety of those people."

"After reviewing everything, I decide to take responsibility by suspending my political activities. I hope that my decision will protect my mother and other people, particularly the students who may be harmed," she wrote.


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