Thai foreign ministry claims Cambodian activists broke law

The recent arrest of Cambodian activists during Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet’s official visit to Bangkok on Wednesday was conducted simply because their actions were against Thai laws, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.

“Thailand respects freedom of expression and opinion, but that must comply with Thai law. What happened during the Cambodian prime minister’s visit can be deemed in violation of our statutes,” said Chatchai Viriyavejakul, director-general of the ministry’s Department of East Asian Affairs.

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