Saudi Arabia's guardianship system requires women to have permission from a male relative to work, travel, marry and even get medical treatment in some cases.
Footage released by Thai immigration shows Abdulilah al-Shouaibi, Saudi embassy charge d'affaires in Bangkok, complaining in a meeting Tuesday with Gen Surachate that Ms Qunun's smartphone should have been confiscated.
Ms Qunun had told the Daily Mail Australia on Friday she was happy to "start a new life" in Australia and that she had been provided with an apartment for three months although she didn't know where it would be.
She barricaded herself in an airport hotel room and launched a social media campaign that drew global attention to her case.
Her possession of an Australian tourist visa and very public expression of interest in going to Australia put pressure on Canberra to take the lead.
Rahaf's swift use of Twitter saw her amass more than 100,000 followers within a week, highlighting her plight at a time when Saudi Arabia's human rights record is under heavy scrutiny following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi past year.
The foreign minister there, Marise Payne, met with senior Thai officials in Bangkok on Thursday.
Her tweet garnered plenty of reactions on social media, which speculated the reasons for the account deactivation.
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Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun has been granted asylum in Australia, according to a Thai official.
Ms.al-Qunun's case was dealt with on a fast-track "emergency" basis in light of the urgency of her situation.
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun began tweeting from Bangkok's airport, and a campaign sprang up on Twitter prompting the Thai government to reverse a decision to force the young woman to go back to her family.
"She will fly to Canada at 11:15 pm tonight (1615 GMT)", immigration chief Surachate Hakparn told AFP. Al-Araibi, however, faces a court trial in Thailand for extradition as requested by Bahrain for his role in anti-government protests. But after being detained by Thai authorities, she refused to board a flight back to Kuwait.
"I spend a lot of time critiquing the refugee process", she said, "but this is one case where it seems to be working".
Thailand's chief of immigration police, Surachate Hakparn, has said his country will not deport her to possible death.
The ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia has come under fire since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the country's consulate in Istanbul a year ago.
Sophie McNeill, a reporter with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation who has had exclusive access to al-Qunun, said Friday that al-Qunun shut down her Twitter account, but is "safe and fine".
Despite having harnessed the power of Twitter to stave off deportation on Friday, she abruptly suspended her account, with friends saying she had received death threats.