Billy murdered

STARTING DATE: 9 Sep 2019

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TOTAL UPDATE: 37 STORIES

An investigation is carried out to find the murderers of Karen rights activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen.

Billy murdered
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28 Jan 2020

Lacking evidence

Public prosecutors say they dropped murder and other serious charges in connection with the killing of Karen activist "Billy" due to lack of evidence.

28 Jan 2020 22
Lacking evidence
26 Jan 2020

Don't drop 'Billy' murder charges

The decision of public prosecutors to spare former Kaeng Krachan National Park chief Chaiwat Limlikit-aksorn and his team from murder and other serious charges in the missing Karen activist case has caused a stir, and also poses serious questions regarding the standard of the country's justice system.

26 Jan 2020 22
Don't drop 'Billy' murder charges
24 Jan 2020

Charges dropped

Prosecutors reject the DSI's case and recommend dropping murder charges against former Kaeng Krachan park chief Chaiwat and three others over the death of the Karen rights activist known as Billy.

24 Jan 2020 37
Charges dropped
14 Jan 2020

Suspects query DNA in Billy murder case

Four men charged with the murder of Karen activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen on Monday lodged a petition with the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG), calling for further collection of DNA evidence to ensure a fair trial.

14 Jan 2020 2
Suspects query DNA in Billy murder case
30 Dec 2019

Endless fight

The Justice Ministry makes some tough calls as they deal with twists in high-profile criminal and drug cases, not to mention faulty monitoring devices.

30 Dec 2019 13
Endless fight
23 Dec 2019

'Billy' case

DSI investigators charge former Kaeng Krachan park chief Chaiwat and three others with the premeditated murder of Karen activist Porlajee Rakchongcharoen, concealing his body and other counts.

23 Dec 2019 13
'Billy' case
3 Dec 2019

DNA blow 'won't derail Billy probe'

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) says its probe into the alleged murder of Karen forest activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen will not be derailed after recent DNA tests on more bone fragments came up blank.

3 Dec 2019 4
DNA blow 'won't derail Billy probe'
19 Nov 2019

'Billy' case in the balance

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment yesterday made a U-turn on its decision to take action against Chaiwat Limlikit-aksorn, former chief of Kaeng Krachan national park chief, who together with his team is charged with murdering Karen activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen.

19 Nov 2019 7
'Billy' case in the balance
18 Nov 2019

Chaiwat moved

The former national park chief charged with the murder of Karen activist 'Billy' Rakchongcharoen has been transferred to the top job in Pattani.

18 Nov 2019 27
Chaiwat moved
15 Nov 2019

DSI denies 'Billy' murder evidence was fabricated

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) on Thursday played down an accusation made by Chaiwat Limlikit-aksorn -- a key suspect in the murder of Karen activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen -- that fabricated DNA evidence is being used against him.

15 Nov 2019 13