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Mother says the investigation report on cadet’s death ‘distorts truth’

Mother says the investigation report on cadet’s death ‘distorts truth’

Mother says report on cadet’s death ‘distorts truth’

The mother of Phakhapong “Meay” Tanyakan yesterday raised suspicions about the military investigation committee’s report into the 18-year-old cadet’s death, saying it distorted the truth. Sukanya Tanyakan also pointed out in a Facebook post that the committee had slandered her son by saying that he did not respect seniority. Her comments came after the results of a military investigation committee into the death at the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School (AFAPS) were revealed on Friday. The committee concluded that Phakhapong died from poor health, which ultimately resulted in heart failure. Even though it was admitted that the cadet had been severely punished prior to his death, the committee claimed that this was not the cause of his death.

The military investigation’s conclusion contradicted not only the family’s belief that Phakhapong was healthy and did not die from heart failure, but the result of an autopsy conducted by the Central Institute of Forensic Science. The autopsy reportedly noted that the cadet’s body had bruises and a broken rib that may have been caused by a physical attack. The first suspicious point that Sukanya noticed was in CCTV footage from the morning of October 17, the day he died, showing her son carrying a cloth basket. She said this had been recorded at what should have been a study time for the military student.  Source: Asia Nation

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