PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha held talks with National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Suwat Jangyodsuk early this morning (Oct. 8) with the focus likely to be the weeks-long Din Daeng protests where a policeman was shot in the head two nights ago, Thai Rath newspaper and TV Channel 7 said.
Doctors said the Pol L/Cpt Detwit Lertenson, who was shot in the left temple while chasing some Thalu Gas protesters who had fled into Din Daeng flats on Wednesday night, he has woken up and is now showing better brain response and is able to do as told such as opening his eyes even though his left eye is swollen. His left leg is weak but he could move it horizontally. However he is still breathing with the help of a ventilator.
Amid abnormal blood coagulation values he is being given blood and plasma transfusion. Yesterday he underwent another CT scan and no further bleeding in the brain was found.
Meanwhile Pol. Gen.Suwat was accompanied by Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Roy Ingkapairote and Special Branch Police Chief Pol. Lt. Gen. Surapong Thanomjit in his talks with Gen. Prayut at the Government House from 8.45 a.m.to 9.35 a.m.
As this meeting was not scheduled in advance it is likely that the talks focused on the Din Daeng protests. The police team refused to give an interview when they left.
Top: Tear gas fumes spread around Din Daeng intersection during a recent protest. Photo: Thai Rath
Home Page: Pol L/Cpt Detwit is in better condition. The Thai headline says, “Has still to be closely monitored.” Photo: TV Channel 7