A ‘very reliable source’ pointed me to this story on China Press and translated it to me. It was an exclusive report, quoting ‘sources’ in Thai media and the police.
It was clearly meant to discredit Dr. Pornthip as the story questioned her credentials. While it is acceptable to quote sources, the story provided no evidence, in fact it sounded very much like baseless allegations against her work.
What is more interesting is that the report came out the same day Teoh Beng Hock’s body was exhumed (Sunday, 22 Nov 2009). Everyone is questioning the timing. What’s the motive/agenda behind this media game?
If you have friends who can read Chinese, ask them to translate this story for you: CHINA PRESS SLIP SHOD STORY ON TEOH BENG HOCK.
Well, a facebook buddy, Daniel Liang, did some translations. He said:
“This article cites the death of Hongtong Tan Wattana, a Thai millionaire, in 2001. The Thai police considered it a suicide case, however, Porntip firmly believed that it was a murder. According to the sources, Porntip conducted autopsy on the corpse on three different occasions, and reached the same conclusion that it was a murder. Eventually, the court made a judgment that it was a suicide”.
“According to China Press, the source from Bangkok indicates that former Thai Prime Minister Taksin, Thai police, and even the Thai medical community do not think highly of Porntip”.
Hmm, sowhat do you think of Dr Pornthip now?