Lao general staff chief assures Thai fugitives in Laos will not cause trouble for Thailand

Lao chief of general staff Lt-Gen Suvon Luongbunmi has assured that Thai fugitives, including red-shirt supporters, taking refuge in Laos will not be allowed to conduct any activity which will pose a problem for the Thai government, Post Today reports.

“Have confidence with (us), don’t be worried, have confidence with (us),” said Lt-Gen Suvon in response to a question raised by the Thai media accompanying Supreme Commander Gen Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan on his four-day visit to Laos starting Sunday (April 22).

Gen Tarnchaiyan and Lt-Gen Suvon and military officers of the two countries participated in a Thod Pha Pa robe-offering ceremony to present saffron robes to monks at Wat Ongtue Mahavihara in Vientiane.

The Thai military also joined in the renovation of the temple which is the oldest temple in the Laotian capital.

Lt-Gen Suvon described the joint robe-offering ceremony as an important activity that symbolizes the relationship between the two armies.

Thailand and Laos had close military relationship and had been helping each other all along to maintain peace, Post Today quoted Lt-Gen Suvon as saying.