Priewpan: I didn't meet Thaksin
- Published: 27 Jul 2012 at 20.58
- Online news:
National police chief Priewpan Damapong on Friday denied having met with ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Hong Kong earlier this week to wish him happy birthday.
Pol Gen Priewpan admitted he had gone to Hong Kong but said he did not meet Mr Thaksin, his former brother-in-law who turned 63 on Thursday, or send him any birthday wishes. Photo by Surapol Promsaka na Sakolnakorn He claimed he had gone to Hong Kong to handle some "bureaucratic affairs" and did not talk to the fugitive ex-premier at all.Reports said that Pol Gen Priewpan left for Hong Kong from Suvarnabhumi airport on Tuesday morning to extend his birthday wishes to Thaksin. He reportedly took leave from duty on Tuesday to make the trip.Pol Gen Priewpan told reporters at the time that he had only accepted Thaksin's invitation and they had no special issues to discuss.The move prompted anti-Thaksin critics to say that he would either...
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