Thursday, February 23, 2006
Thailand Repatriates Lost Malaysian Army Patrol.
Perhaps in a spirit of good neighbor, Thailand has repatriated six Malaysian commandos who strayed into Thai territory.
Lieutenant General Ongkorn Thongprasom, commander of Thailand's Fourth Army Area Command, confirmed the repatriation took place on Tuesday after interrogations concluded the soldiers had become lost while patrolling the border separating the two neighbouring countries. They are definitely not spies," said Ongkorn. "If they were, they would not have worn uniforms. He said the six soldiers were low ranking army personnel who had limited knowledge of maps.
Thai police arrested the lost patrol on Monday in Sukirin district in Narathiwat, and sent them to the Fourth Army Command for investigation.