Prayut demands respect for Thailand from other countries

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Prayut demands respect for Thailand from other countries

PRIME MINISTER General Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday urged other countries to respect Thailand and its rights, particularly regarding action against Thai lawbreakers overseas. He said they should cooperate with Thailand in sending back fugitive lawbreakers as Thailand did when it was asked to extradite wanted foreign criminals.

His remarks came just days after fugitive former premiers Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra were reportedly spotted in Beijing. Speaking to more than 55 envoys and representatives from international organisations, Prayut asked them to watch out for Thai wrongdoers who had fled abroad.

“When wrongdoers wanted in foreign countries are in Thailand, we make arrests, prosecute them and deport them to the countries of origins,” Prayut said in his speech at Government House. “This should work vice-versa with every other country. We have due respect for the laws of foreign countries and they should respect ours as well.

Thailand also has dignity and human rights,” he said. At yesterday’s event to promote human rights as a national agenda, Prayut consistently slammed “two people living overseas” who he blamed for lacking respect for the judicial system. “There are two people who make moves overseas and still stir up trouble in Thailand,” he said. But the premier refused to refer directly to Thaksin and Yingluck. “I have no comment. It’s about foreign countries and related agencies.

They’ve always worked, but it’s not every time that they can bring them [fugitives] back,” he said. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said yesterday the government had received an unofficial report to confirm that Yingluck was in Beijing. He said Prayut had not made any special instructions regarding the matter. “We do not consider this a matter of life or death,” Don told reporters at Government House. Deputy national police chief Pol General Srivara Ransibhramanakul yesterday said he had instructed the Royal Thai Police’s foreign affairs division to ask Interpol about the latest situation regarding Thaksin and Yingluck.

The Shinawatra siblings are both wanted under Thai law. Srivara said Thai police wanted to know details about Thaksin and Yingluck’s travels in China, such as their flight itineraries, from where they flew, and what passports they had used. Also, he instructed the Police Forensic Science Office to determine whether the photo of Thaksin and Yingluck purportedly taken in Beijing recently was genuine. He said the police were still seeking Yingluck for prosecution at home, as had been instructed by the government.

Yingluck fled Thailand last August and was later sentenced to five years in jail for negligence in a case stemming from her government’s corruption-plagued rice-pledging scheme.

Source: Nation

  • Charles Baht Esquire

    Throw out , boot out the lawless meat head no neck the rampaging bar brawling drunkard , murdering , raping British and respect will come you don’t just happen to get respect you have to earn respect by doing good deeds such as throwing the disrespectful lawless British out on their fat beer bar seated asz out of Thailand is a good start .

  • JJ (not the one in the photo)

    Respect is earned, not demanded or a given right.

    • Charles Baht Esquire

      Something like that , yes the girls often give me respect due to my donga size and a healthy wealthy size packed wallet. With thousands of baht packed inside .

    • Charles Baht Esquire

      Something like that although one can command respect with a loaded A. K 47

      • USPatriot

        Thats fear not respect

        • Charles Baht Esquire

          Works a treat.

  • Ricksanchez

    No mention of the murdering red bull heir then.

    • Danny

      Just Political Ricky …. political …Red Bull appears already paid his dues.

  • John

    Thai citizens cannot be extradited back to Thailand as the kingdom is administering by an unelected junta which is illegal
    under international law

  • Glockandspiel

    The good general knew very well that both of the Shinawatras were a flight risk and even though he put them under surveillance using extra Keystones, they both still slipped the country. He now wants the international community to help clear up his mess. Foreign governments are reluctant to help a proxy unelected government which rules with impunity. I very much doubt that the Thai foreign office picked up the phone to their Chinese counterparts to substantiate the claims as they know very well that they would have been left hanging on the telephone.

  • Ken Anderson

    There are criminals and there are criminals.
    No civilised democracy in the world will extradite deposed political leaders unless atrocities have been committed.

  • USPatriot

    Good show, nothing will be done

  • amazingthailand

    Thee apes ruling their bananakingdom will always be apes.thats a scientific proved statement

    • Danny

      Scientific proof? Nah, just common sense. Thailand gets no respect on the international stage, when the Emperor wears no clothes … Verstehen?

  • soidog

    The cant and double standards are World class! up with the British and septics .