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

The story of a serious human trafficking case involving Rohingya people being trafficked through Thailand and to the Malaysian border was introduced back to mild after an MP informed one other facet of the story. During a general 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 seventy five individuals.
The investigation began in 2015 when security forces discovered a camp in Songkhla which housed Rohingya migrants who’re said to be victims of a human trafficking gang. Mass graves with the our bodies of refugees had been later discovered at camps in the Southern border region, many mentioned 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 people and senior officials were involved.
Rangsiman brought up the report from the case which mentioned some migrants had paid 10,000 to even 70,000 baht to be transported from Myanmar to Malaysia, however they ended up at the camp where they have been abused. Some say they were tortured, women had been raped, some have been offered into slavery, and plenty of had been left to die on the camp. According to the report, this had been occurring for 10 years.
The MP told the story of how Paween led an investigation, discovering that many residents, native politicians, cops, troopers, and different influential individuals have been behind the camp and trafficking operations. One of the most high-profile suspects was former lieutenant general Manas Kongpan.
Paween was ordered to switch to the “Deep South” provinces to research additional, however he requested the nationwide police chief to rethink his transfer as his life would be at risk within the south. The plea was rejected. With so many powerful and influential people involved within the trafficking operation, the MP says Paween determined to resign from his place and later moved to Australia for his own safety.
According to Thai PBS World, Paween spoke to a member of the Progressive Movement saying he was happy his story was advised.
“Today is certainly one of my happiest days. Insider is the story of my hardship, which has introduced 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 since the MP’s statement, sharing the hashtag on social media #ค้ามนุษย์ which translates to “human trafficking.”