'Before Thais can learn to have faith in the institutions that are so necessary to a functioning society, they need to start having faith in each other.'
Prayuth Chan-ocha will do anything to avoid questions from journalists.
"I don't suspect one person, I suspect many people," Thai police said today. Officials are also offering a reward for information leading to the capture of suspects in the attack that killed 20.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha described the bombing, which killed at least 22 people, as "the worst incident that has ever happened in Thailand."
Today's explosion comes after Monday's attack in central Bangkok killed at least 20 people and injured more than 100. No group has yet claimed responsibility.
Thai police say at least 16 people were killed by a pipe bomb at the Erawan shrine, a religious site and tourist attraction located in Bangkok’s shopping district.
Though a police petition to extend their detention was rejected, the student activists still face up to seven years in prison for breaking the junta’s laws against public gatherings and “sedition.”
The electoral delay, which is the second since the military seized power, means the nation will not go to the polls until August 2016 at the earliest, some 27 months after the army's coup.
Human rights groups are concerned that Thailand's freedom of the press is being irreconcilably curtailed under the military junta led by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.
Yingluck Shinawatra's supporters say the trial is a ploy by the junta to stifle her influence and keep her from running in promised upcoming elections.
Designed to curb blasphemy or affronts to the royal family, Thailand's draconian lèse-majesté laws have been wielded to suppress any criticism of the monarchy and constitution.
Prayuth Chan-ocha, who recently seized power, is known for a series of gaffes that go beyond being harmless slips of the tongue and instead come off as borderline insane.