Thai Immigration Bureau chief announced the decision Sunday
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As earlier reports led to believe, Thailand on Sunday
announced it was sending 25 Taiwanese phone fraud suspects to China, and not to Taiwan, as should have been the case.
It was reportedly the first time since the two countries concluded a bilateral judicial cooperation agreement concluded in 2013 that Thailand made a decision running counter to it, reports said. Pressure from China has widely been blamed for Thailand’s change of heart.
The Taiwanese office in Bangkok said it hoped it could still turn the tide, as the deportation to China was reportedly not imminent. [FULL STORY]