Thailand Air Force Chief of Staff ACM Manat Wongwat on Thursday confirmed the elimination of confusion over the use of military transport aircraft to evacuate Thais from other countries, saying such operations require permission. (From China) first.

His remarks came after Paethongtan Shinawatra, the youngest daughter of former Prime Minister Thaksin, posted on social media. A 2003 news report regarding the Thai evacuation plan from Cambodia following the riots in Phnom Penh.

Paethongtan Shinawatra published the report in two separate stories as the government came under criticism for the delay in evacuating Thais from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the center of the pneumonia outbreak.

The report showed Thaksin's photos and quotes, saying he had asked his Cambodian counterparts to protect the Thais who had fled and that the C-130 would bring them home.

Meanwhile, ACM Manat said the C-130 could be sent to evacuate Thais in case of emergency, but Thai authorities would need to get permission from other countries first. He added that support for basic services such as fuel and maintenance was also a key factor in the decision.

As for the plane, which was sent to Phnom Penh in 2003, he said: "The two incidents are not comparable in the case of the Cambodian riot.

But China, which is dealing with the virus outbreak, has security concerns as many countries want to evacuate their people, the air chief said. So the Chinese authorities have to be careful and thorough, ”he said.

Special flights and medical staff will be dispatched to bring Thais back home as soon as Beijing receives approval, the government said Wednesday. Update: October