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Rape continues to be a major problem in Thailand because those involved in handling rape cases do not comprehend the complexity of the problem and fail to help victims get justice, say women's rights activists. 

“Rape is a continuing and unsolved problem here because it is so difficult for victims to seek justice,” said Supensri Puengkhokesoong, a member of the Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation.

She said that often rapists have a higher social status than their victims and use this power to commit the crime.

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