Top Thai policeman seeks political asylum in Australia, fears for his life

(From ABC)

A senior Thai policeman who headed an investigation into human trafficking for the country’s military government has fled Thailand in fear of his life and is now requesting political asylum in Australia.

Police Major General Paween Pongsirin

Police Major General Paween Pongsirin

Police Major General Paween Pongsirin had been investigating the trafficking of Muslim Rohingya migrants after the discovery of mass graves and 26 corpses in southern Thailand in early May.

The bodies are believed to be those of Rohingya refugees and were victims of the traffickers.

Major General Paween claims his investigation was stopped by highly influential people within the government, the military and the police. He said high-ranking government officials repeatedly obstructed the investigation. Read More



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