No police investigating trafficking of Rohingya threat

Breaking News December 25, 2015 17:17

By The Nation

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A police investigation has found no evidence of intimidation against investigators working on the probe into the trafficking of Rohingya boat people.



The probe results counter Pol Maj-General Paween Pongsirin’s claim that he received death threats and had to seek asylum in Australia for that reason. 
Paween, a former deputy chief of Provincial Police Region 8, recently gave up his job after being posted to the far South – a location that he said left him at risk of being killed by influential people, including state officials in the area, linked to trafficking networks. 
Deputy National Police chief Pol General Srivara Ransibrahmanakul said the investigation was launched in response to Paween’s complaint. He said had not been able to contact Paween either by phone or the LINE app yet.
The investigation team said the probe covered every individual working on the Rohingya case.