BANGKOK (dpa) – Thailand’s prime minister said Myanmar raised no concerns about the arrest of two of its citizens accused in the murder of two Britons at a Thai resort island, local media reported Saturday.
Prayuth Chan-ocha spoke following a report that Myanmar President Thein Sein had urged him to ensure a fair investigation. A defence lawyer also alleged that the two migrant workers had been tortured in police custody.
The suspects reportedly said they were forced to confess to the September 15 murder of backpackers Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, on a Koh Tao beach.
Prayuth visited neighbouring Myanmar on his first official overseas trip since becoming prime minister in August. He led a bloodless coup that overthrew the previous government on May 24.
The visit focused on bilateral economic cooperation, including the stalled Dawei deep-sea port joint project in Myanmar.