Regarding the story, ''Akeyuth's sister backs theft motive'' and the accompanying front page photograph in yesterday's Bangkok Post, the police practice of ''re-enacting'' crimes reached farcical proportions with the photo of Sutthipong Pimpisarn re-enacting the murder of Akeyuth Anchabutr. Mr Suthipong is shown holding a shoelace loosely bunched in one hand and dangling from his thumb on the other hand as he softly strangles the stand-in for the deceased.
But wait, this corpse is very much alive and the ham playing him is obviously having the time of his life. He cannot contain his mirth at the fun and excitement of it all, and has a beaming smile across his face.
This photograph and the re-enactment are disrespectful to the dead person, and the whole practice of police re-enactments is a travesty of due process of law, designed more as a PR stunt for the police.
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