Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat said Sunday he was confident Myanmar authorities would provide security for fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra during his visit near the Thai-Myanmar border this month.
"There is nothing to worry about. I believe for someone like former prime minister Thaksin, he must have planned [his trip to Myanmar] well and [must have been] confident before coming, because he has come close to death and survived several assassination attempts,” said ACM Sukumpol, who is Thaksin’s classmate of Class 10 at the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School.
"I am confident that Myanmar will handle it well, with their military and police officers. Do not worry too much.”