MP sheds mild on high-profile human trafficking case, head officer in exile in Australia

Itemized of a serious human trafficking case involving Rohingya individuals being trafficked through Thailand and to the Malaysian border was brought again to mild after an MP advised another side of the story. During a basic debate in parliament, he discussed how a former police officer, who is now living in exile in Australia, led the investigation which then led to the arrests of 75 individuals.
The investigation started in 2015 when security forces discovered a camp in Songkhla which housed Rohingya migrants who’re mentioned to be victims of a human trafficking gang. Mass graves with the our bodies of refugees have been later found at camps in the Southern border area, many said to have died from starvation. Some tortured.
Move Forward MP Rangsiman Rome claimed that former Police Major General Paween Pongsiri officer fled Thailand after engaged on the case as a outcome of many influential individuals and senior officers had been involved.
Rangsiman introduced up the report from the case which stated some migrants had paid 10,000 to even 70,000 baht to be transported from Myanmar to Malaysia, however they ended up on the camp where they had been abused. Some say they were tortured, girls have been raped, some have been bought into slavery, and many have been left to die on the camp. According to the report, this had been occurring for 10 years.
The MP advised the story of how Paween led an investigation, discovering that many residents, local politicians, cops, soldiers, and different influential individuals have been behind the camp and trafficking operations. One of essentially the most high-profile suspects was former lieutenant general Manas Kongpan.
Paween was ordered to transfer to the “Deep South” provinces to research further, but he asked the national police chief to rethink his switch as his life would be in danger within the south. The plea was rejected. With so many powerful and influential individuals concerned within the trafficking operation, the MP says Paween determined to resign from his place and later moved to Australia for his personal security.
According to Thai PBS World, Paween spoke to a member of the Progressive Movement saying he was happy his story was told.
“Today is one of my happiest days. It is the story of my hardship, which has brought me nothing however stress since I escaped from Thailand six years, three months and three days in the past.”

Many Thais have been discussing the case because the MP’s assertion, sharing the hashtag on social media #ค้ามนุษย์ which interprets to “human trafficking.”

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