In case they wished to speak to Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the 18-year-old Saudi girl who ran away from her family during their trip to Kuwait, it would be up to the girl, Pol LtGeneral Surachet Hakparn said.
The father and brother of a Saudi teenager, whose flight and plea for asylum has made worldwide headlines, will travel to Thailand later today to give their accounts to the United Nations refugee agency, the Thai Immigration police chief said on Tuesday.
Wednesday's development marks a significant victory for Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, who is now in Bangkok, after evading her family and traveling alone from Kuwait on Saturday. Public pressure prompted Thai officials to return her passport and let her temporarily stay in Thailand.
Its latest statement, which described Alqunun's case as a "family affair", said Saudi Arabia did not demand her deportation back home.
On Wednesday, Australia's Department of Home Affairs confirmed in a statement that UNHCR referred Alqunun's case to Canberra for consideration for refugee resettlement. But the Saudi Embassy in Bangkok claims it is only "monitoring her situation".
"Pending the outcome of that, if she is found to be a refugee, then we will give very, very, very serious consideration to a humanitarian visa".
For runaway Saudi women, fleeing can be a matter of life and death, and they are nearly always trying to escape male relatives.
Some Saudi female runaways fleeing abuse by their families have been caught trying to seek asylum overseas in recent years. Human rights activists say many more similar cases will have gone unreported.
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According to Thailand's immigration police chief, Maj.
Al-Qunun's brother and father are arriving in Bangkok today but she has expressed fears of such a meeting through her Twitter account. Like Alqunun, she had set her sights on Australia and reached out for help on social media.
"It would have been better if they had confiscated her mobile instead of her passport".
But social media is emerging as a tool to shield asylum seekers from summary deportation. Saudi officials have denied any involvement in her case.
In an interview with Saudi-owned TV channel Khalijia, the embassy official said that the woman's father contacted the diplomatic mission for "help" bringing her back.
Friends of Saudi woman Ms Alqunun claim she was nearly forced onto a flight from Thailand back to Kuwait despite seeking asylum in Australia.
At Bangkok's global airport, security officials stopped her and confiscated her passport, which she said was later returned.
While such operations often rely on cooperative governments, Saudi authorities have also pursued dissidents in more risky scenarios - most notably Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018, sparking a tense public reckoning with Turkish authorities.
"Any application by Ms.al-Qunun for a humanitarian visa will be carefully considered once the UNHCR process has concluded".