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March 28, 1987 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Lt. Col. Prakob Benjapong stood before his rogues' gallery of Thai fishermen accused of attacking Vietnamese refugee boats on the high seas. "These men," he declared, waving a pointer at the color photos, "have committed crimes. They have violated human rights. They have created a bad image for our country." That image is one of wanton piracy, of murder and rape. But in the past year, Prakob's men, members of the Marine Police, have begun to erase the stain.
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March 28, 1987 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Lt. Col. Prakob Benjapong stood before his rogues' gallery of Thai fishermen accused of attacking Vietnamese refugee boats on the high seas. "These men," he declared, waving a pointer at the color photos, "have committed crimes. They have violated human rights. They have created a bad image for our country." That image is one of wanton piracy, of murder and rape. But in the past year, Prakob's men, members of the Marine Police, have begun to erase the stain.
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