Eighty-eight defendants charged with trafficking Rohingya migrants from Myanmar appeared in the Criminal Court Tuesday for the initial examination of evidence and witnesses in their trial. They included former senior army adviser Lt Gen Manas Kongpan and Patchuban Angchotphan, or “Ko Tong”, the former head of the Satun provincial administration organisation.
Left: Maj Gen Manas Kongpan, Isoc officer, arrested May, 2015. Right: Detainee 4221 Manas Kongpan, shackled, awaiting trial. (EPA photos)