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Thaksin never in Malaysia nor given protection :Malaysia
2009-7-15 22:11:31counter(0)  Writer:***   字体:A+ A-

Kuala Lumpur - Fugitive ex- Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra was never in Malaysia nor was he given any special protection by the Special Branch as he has claimed, Malaysia's Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said.


Musa said Malaysian police had no knowledge of any visit by Thaksin, despite earlier reports quoting Deputy Interior Minister Thaworn Senneam as saying Thaksin had been spotted in Malaysia recently, but left the country before he could be arrested by the authorities.

Thaworn said Thai embassy officials had informed the Malaysian authorities to seek Thaksin's arrest and extradition.

"We were only alerted by the Thai embassy here of the fugitive's supposed presence early this month following a news report in Bangkok.

"As far as we are concerned, he was never in the country and we did not send 20 Special Branch officers to protect him. We have checked with local hotels, Immigration and other sources, and there is no evidence to show that he was ever here,'' he said.

According to a report in Bangkok-based newspaper The Nation, Thaksin told a community radio that his private jet stopped in Kuala Lumpur on July 4 for refuelling and that 20 Special Branch officers were sent to protect him.

"They love and care about me," Thaksin said in the newspaper report which was also picked up by a Malaysian news portal.


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