The government is ready to arrest fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra if he enters Thailand, travels across the Thai border or flies over the country’s airspace, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban warned on Monday.
Mr Suthep urged Thai people to call on Cambodian government advisor Thaksin to return to Thailand to fight his corruption charges so problems in the country would end.
On Thaksin’s trip from India to Cambodia on Nov 19, Mr Suthep said the flight had already asked Thailand’s permission to pass through the country. However, the government was not aware that Thaksin was on that flight.
“If the government knew that Thaksin was on the plane, we would notify the flight operator about a fugitive passenger on the plane and it would not be permitted to pass through,” he said.