BANGKOK (DPA) — Thailand's military government has revoked the passport of a noted academic who has been highly critical of the May 22 coup from abroad.
The department of consular affairs took the action after Pavin Chachavalpongpun failed to heed a summons by the ruling junta.
The passport revocation is "part of normal procedure when someone is fleeing an arrest warrant," a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official said on condition of anonymity.
Pavin is an associate professor at Kyoto University in Japan who is an outspoken critic of the junta.
The military seized power after several months of political deadlock, demonstrations and street violence.