Police thwart protest bomb bid – Suspects say they were hired to instigate unrest – Bangkok Post, January 25, 2011
Bombs discovered ahead of PAD rally – The Nation, January 25, 2011
…Manager website claimed the five were red shirts. But some sceptics said that since the bomb scare would discourage people from joining the yellow shirts’ anti-government rally, the whole incident might have been “staged” for government benefit.
Others went even further, claiming the incident was a ploy to “save the yellow shirts’ faces”, as their rally would not attract many people anyway…