Deputy Prime Minister Pracha Promnok insists a purported "al-Qaeda" video posted on YouTube making death threats against former premier Thaksin Shinawatra is fake and aimed instead at toppling the government.
Pol Gen Pracha, who oversees national security, yesterday said the clip was the work of people who oppose the government.
The video was uploaded outside Thailand, so the authorities would find it difficult to catch the perpetrators, he said. He declined to name the country, saying only that it was not Malaysia.
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