Joshua Wong
Joshua Wong

Joshua Wong considered ‘persona non grata’

national October 08, 2016 01:00

By The Nation

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Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong is persona non grata and is not allowed to enter Thailand, deputy Immigration Bureau chief Pol Maj-General Pakpoom Sajjapan said yesterday.

Pakpoom said Thai authorities determined that Wong would be a threat to security, so he was deported to his origin country. 
Thai authorities on Wednesday denied entry to the pro-democracy activist at the request of China. He had been invited to speak at an event to mark the 40th anniversary of the Thammasat University massacre. However, Wong on Thursday joined a talk titled “Politics of the Young Generation” via Skype at Chulalongkorn University.
Deputy police commissioner General Srivara Ransibrahmanakulhas said there was no threat to security in Wong’s Skype talk as he only talked about the democracy movement in Hong Kong.
“We did not take legal action against him or the institute that hosted the event,” Srivara said.

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