Murderous monarchists V

25 01 2019

After a couple of post critical of the Bangkok Post, we were gratified to read its editorial today that argued that the torture and murder of  two aides to political activist Surachai Danwattananusorn”need not go down in history as unsolved and unexplained mysteries.” The editorial continues:

Whether they are classified as enforced disappearances or appallingly brutal and seemingly extrajudicial murders, this should not become the new normal for political activists fleeing prosecution at home to Laos or Cambodia.

Of course, both that Thai and Lao governments “need to come up with an explanation for what transpired in these cases.” Well, yes, but these need to be the truth, not fabrications.

For having “criticised the regime and the high institution [they mean the monarchy] on online radio programmes,” they were killed. “[T]he details of the case are quite gruesome. Both men were disembowelled and their stomachs stuffed with concrete blocks, presumably to weigh them down. Their bodies were then wrapped in hemp sacks and a fishing net and dumped in the river.”

The ” government … [has a] responsibility to investigate this case and unearth the truth behind the killing, as well as finding out if Surachai is still alive or has also become a victim of enforced disappearance.”

It seems clear that the Post has a pretty good idea of who is responsible for these grotesque murders and who ordered them: the “murder[s] may have been orchestrated by elements within, or affiliated with, Thailand’s security forces.” Of course, this is “rumour and speculation.”

But almost everyone know that the murders represent a new and grotesque way fo dealing with “lese majeste.”


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