NCPO deputy chief affirms no attack to Thai Embassy in Libya

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BANGKOK, 4 August 2014 –The deputy chief of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has confirmed that the Thai Embassy in Libya has not been attacked as reported elsewhere.

The Supreme Commander General Thanasak Patimaprakorn denied the rumors that all Thai embassies in Tripoli and Djerba in Libya and Tunis in Tunisia had been attacked. Meanwhile there are 410 workers for whom employers are responsible for travelling expenses while the Thai government will help repatriate 562 workers whose employers have not paid expenses for them. On August 6, 81 Thai workers are scheduled to arrive back in Thailand.

He also said that the current situation in Libya is unpredictable. So, there is an emergency plan to lease a vessel to evacuate Thais from the area.