Human rights campaigners yesterday urged the government to devote more resources to investigating the enforced disappearances of high profile figures as Thai society is becoming alarmed by the number of unsolved cases.
They said concern about such cases had risen after the death of Akeyuth Anchanbutr, the former pyramid scheme operator. Although police have concluded that theft was behind his death, many remain sceptical.
Boontan Tansuthep-veravong, of the Peace and Human Rights Resource Centre (PHRC), said authorities appear to take a half-hearted approach when handling enforced disappearances or any killings in which state officials or influential figures are implicated.
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