The activist Peter Chong has clarified that he had indeed approached the Thai police about his alleged abduction.
He said he attempted to lodge a police report in Pattaya, but the police personnel there told him that it was outside his jurisdiction because he was allegedly held against his will in Hatyai.
Chong said he was told that his police report would have to be lodged in Hatyai but he would attempt to lodge the report at the Thai embassy in Malaysia instead.
"Once settled here, I will attempt to lodge a report at the Thai embassy here, failing which I may have to go to Hatyai. I believe that it is important and necessary to do so.
"Nevertheless, the Pattaya City police station officers were very helpful in assisting my return home. They helped contact the Malaysian embassy as well as my family. I remain grateful to them.
"I will continue to give my full cooperation to (the Malaysian police) and if required, to the Thai police too, in investigating this matter," he said in his first public statement since his return on Sunday. Chong had gone missing on April 6...