'Bomb-like object' found near Thailand's Suvarnabhumi Airport: Report

Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, on the eastern outskirts of Bangkok, in a file photo.
Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, on the eastern outskirts of Bangkok, in a file photo.PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK - According to a Matichon report,  a bomb-like object was found on Thursday (June 9) around 7pm near Novotel Hotel within the compound of Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad was called in and the package was removed, the report said.

No other details are available as yet.

The object was a clear plastic bottle with two live cellphones inside connected to batteries.

 

Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has advised Singaporeans travelling to, or staying in, Thailand during the June holiday period to exercise vigilance in the wake of a number of incidents last year.

 

In a travel notice posted on its website on Tuesday (June 7), MFA said Singaporeans should update themselves on the latest developments through Thai news outlets and heed the instructions of local authorities.

"Singaporeans are also advised to take all necessary precautions to ensure their personal safety, including purchasing comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage of the insurance policies," the noticed added.