"Canada has been unequivocal that we'll stand up for human rights and women's rights around the world," Trudeau said. "She chose Canada... Canada said it will accept her," Thai immigration chief Surachate Hakparn told reporters at Bangkok's main airport. Although her asylum case moved fast the final maneuvers that led to her flight to Canada remain largely a mystery. Thailand's immigration chief Surachate had earlier told reporters Friday that "two or three" countries were ready to offer her asylum. The Southeast Asian country is not a signatory to a convention on refugees and asylum seekers must be referred to a third country.
Source: The Nation Bangkok January 12, 2019 02:03 UTC