Immigration Bureau chief Pol Lt-General Natthon Phrosunthon on Wednesday said he had no reports about Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong being barred from entering Thailand.
“From our reports, the person [appearing in the news] was not on the list of passengers travelling to Thailand,” he told reporter at 11am.
Wong, 20, arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport late on Tuesday and was denied entry by immigration, according to Thai activist Netiwit Chotiphaisal.
Wong, secretary-general of Hong Kong political party Demosisto, was due to give a talk at an event hosted by Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok about youth participation in politics.
National police deputy spokesman Krissana Pattanacharoen said immigration officials had insisted Wong did not travel to Thailand.
“I don’t know where the news [of Wong’s detention] came from,” he said.