Thai junta confirms Beijing demand to bar Joshua Wong

Local | 5 Oct 2016 3:57 pm

The Thai junta's immigration police denied entry to Joshua Wong Chi-fung as had been requested by China, reports from Bangkok say. (Pictured, protesters in Hong Kong condemn the Thai junta today).

A deputy commander of the Suvarnabhumi Airport immigration office confirmed Wong had been declared persona non grata. The Nation daily reported today that Police colonel Pruthipong Prayoonsiri, deputy commander of the Suvarnabhumi immigration office, said China has sent a request to the Thai government to seek cooperation to deny him entry to the kingdom. "As a result, the Immigration Bureau blacklisted him and held him for deportation. When officers informed him, Joshua Wong did not oppose it," Pruthipong said.

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