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Campaign launched to restore dignity of Thailand’s only infamous cannibal

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Campaign launched to restore dignity of Thailand’s only infamous cannibal

 

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More than 10,000 people have signed up in support of a change.org campaign for the removal of the mummified body of Mr. Si Quey sae Oeng, Thailand’s only alleged cannibal, from the museum of Siriraj hospital, in order to restore his human dignity.

 

The online campaign was a follow-up to a twitter message by @ChangeSiam who raised the issue, about Si Quey’s mummified body being in a glass display case at the museum of Siriraj hospital for the last six decades, saying that the man didn’t kill or eat children’s organs but he was, in fact, framed and falsely charged.

 

The twitter message was re-tweeted over 80,000 times before the launch of the signature collection campaign.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/campaign-launched-to-restore-dignity-of-thailands-only-infamous-cannibal/

 

 

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‘Cannibal’ Si Quey, executed for the murder of children, deserves proper burial: netizens

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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NETIZENS are calling for Si Quey, an infamous alleged Chinese cannibal and serial killer, to be granted human dignity and are calling on Siriraj Medical Museum remove his embalmed corpse from public exhibition and hold a proper funeral for him.

 

The issue over the violation of Si Quey’s dignity became a hot online topic this week after Twitter user @ChangeSiam kicked off a debate over whether Siriraj Medical Museum should stop displaying the corpse along with a label stating that he was a cannibal. 

 

Many netizens echoed in agreement, with over 10,000 putting their names down on an online petition at change.org calling on Siriraj to arrange a proper funeral for Si Quey, granting him some respect after more than 60 years of public humiliation. 

 

They also called on the wider public to stop reproducing unverified rumours about his cannibalistic tendency, and instead seek the truth behind his case so that the infamous suspected serial kill can at last have justice. 

 

Most Thais are familiar with Si Quey and the story of him luring young children out of their homes to kill them and consume their internal organs. This story is perhaps one of Thailand’s most popular urban myths. 

 

In reality, Si Quey was a Chinese migrant who moved to Thailand shortly after the end of World War II. Though he was blamed for the murder of seven children between 1954 and 1958 in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Nakhon Pathom, Bangkok and Rayong, he was only found guilty of one murder in Rayong. 

 

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He was sentenced to death by firing squad in September 1959, and after he was killed, the Siriraj Medical School asked to use his body for autopsy study. Later, the body was embalmed and put on display with the label “cannibal” at Siriraj Medical Museum.

 

Cross Cultural Foundation president Surapong Kongchantuk said he agrees with granting Si Quey some human dignity, adding that the museum had no right to display somebody’s body without permission. 

 

“In principle, Siriraj has to return Si Quey’s body to members of his family or his guardian so they can arrange a proper funeral for him. They have no right to keep the body, not to mention publicly branding him a cannibal,” Surapong said. 

 

“It is not too late for Siriraj to do the right thing by looking for his surviving relatives and returning the body to them. In case no family members can be found, Siriraj should give Si Quey a proper send off based on his religious beliefs.” 

 

Siriraj Hospital’s Faculty of Medicine at Mahidol University revealed that dean Dr Prasit Watanapa has acknowledged the issue and will hold a press conference on the subject soon. 

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30369464

 

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Whatever, he's long past caring.

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Looking at the girl’s face the mummy should be removed.

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File this under "who gives a ******.  

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I have involuntary response of wanting to scream when I see term "netizens".....

"...the museum had no right to display somebody’s body without permission."

I hear they asked him after the execution "Can you give us any reason we should not display your corpse?" After reasonable time  passed and nothing was heard, admin went ahead with display.

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10 minutes ago, cardinalblue said:

I see that girl’s same facial expression in soi nana....

yeah and the guy she was with looked just like Mr. Quey. :cheesy:

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according to Buddhism teaching each living entity has 2 bodies the physical body and the Dharma body, the physical body has no influence on what happen after departure from life.
 

indeed compassion shall be embraced, just cremate the body and close the matter.

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RESTORING DIGNITY of a cannibal/murderer ?!

I don't know what to say :(  Words fail me.

 

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Why did they put a Q in front of his name? The Thai spelling has it the same way I heard it 37 years ago, Si Uey. The Q turns it into a homonym for penis (sounds like "quay"). Or if it's supposed to be Pinyin it would sound like Chewey. Very bizarre. I don't know if Pinyin is supposed to apply to the Deo Chiew dialect.

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16 hours ago, webfact said:

Though he was blamed for the murder of seven children between 1954 and 1958 in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Nakhon Pathom, Bangkok and Rayong, he was only found guilty of one murder in Rayong. 

Only one.  If that kid didn't meet this guy, he/she could still be alive today.  Keep him in there.

 

On a side note, Thai transliteration of his name is "Si Uey/Ooi" no Q-ish sound whatsoever.

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