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Transport authorities admitted on Wednesday that cronyism and leniency were behind the employment of a man charged with the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl on a southern train on Sunday morning. 

Suspected train rapist Wanchai Saengkhao in a re-enactment in Prachuap Khiri Khan on Wednesday (Photo by Chaiwat Satyaem)

Soithip Trisuddhi, permanent secretary for transport, said she had received a report that said Wanchai Saengkhao had been recruited due to cronyism. He was hired even though he had shown a report on his criminal record to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), but the document was never verified.

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