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    Siriraj Hospital’s medical museum removes “Man Eater” label from Si Quey exhibit

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    BANGKOK, 6 June 2019 (NNT) - The Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, has confirmed that Siriraj Hospital’s medical museum had removed the label “cannibal” from the display case containing the embalmed remains of Mr. Si Quey, saying that he never had the idea to display Mr. Si Quey’s body as a selling point of the museum.


    Dr. Prasit Watthanapha, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, said Siriraj Hospital has removed the label “cannibal” from the body of Mr. Si Quey, confirming that he never had the idea to display Mr. Si Quey’s body as a selling point. His case occurred long ago. The transcript of the court’s sentence of Si Quey’s case is on display as well as the document for requesting Mr. Si Quey’s body for an autopsy and display. A merit-making ceremony is held every year for him on October 5.


    He confirmed that relatives of Mr. Si Quey had never been present and never been found He maintained that Siriraj Hospital’s medical museum is aimed at being a learning source for cases and forensic science. In the past, the study of prisoners’ bodies was aimed at examining the abnormalities of their brains. Some had a tumor and that made them think differently. In the past, there was no modern tool like this era.

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    So, the reasoning is that a canibal's mummified body is a selling point that attracts visitors, but a death row prisoner's mummified body is not.
    Says more about Dr Prasit than it does the visitors.

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    Notorious Serial Killer Si Quey Cremated After 6 Decades on Public Display

    Notorious serial killer Si Quey’s body was cremated in Nonthaburi on Thursday after six decades of being on public display, but the final resting place for his ashes has yet to be decided.


    The cremation was at Wat Bang Praek Tai, near Bang Kwang Prison in Muang district of Bangkok.


    Present were representatives of the Corrections Department and Siriraj Hospital and a group from Thap Sakae district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province, where he had found work after arriving n Thailand from China – and where he murdered four children.


    Presiding over the ceremony, Corrections Department director-general Naras Savestanan said the department was responsible for the cremation of the executed convict because no relatives had come forward in response to the call by Siriraj Hospital a month ago.


    Si​ Quey’s preserved body had been kept at the hospital since his execution and was on display in a glass case in its medical museum until August last year.


    Pol Col Naras said the department had yet to decide what to do with the ashes.


    “No matter how it is handled, it will be done in a way that lets the dead man’s spirit rest in peace,” he said.


    “It is not possible to keep the ashes at Wat Thap Sakae. I am afraid that a Si Quey shrine might be set up to mislead people.


    “Si Quey was an executed convict who had committed many crimes. We will handle it properly, to prevent any issues arising, and will treat Si Quey like other executed convicts who had no relatives,” he said.


    There were reports that some people in Thap Sakae had wanted his ashes returned there.


    Siriraj Hospital had taken good care of the body and made merit for Si Quey every year. The preserved corpse had been used to teach medical students.


    “His cremation marks the end of the story of Si Quey,” Pol Col Naras said.


    Among Thap Sakae people at the cremation was Jeerarote Jeerapornsawat, 78, who said he had known Si Quey in person when he was only a child of 10 years. Si Quey had worked in his grandfather’s chilli pepper field in Thap Sakae district.


    “Si Quey earned 30 baht a day. He had protruding teeth and could not speak Thai at all. So he worked as a labourer, doing jobs such as carrying water and gardening.


    “I called him uncle according to Tae Chew tradition… He liked salty fried pork belly and always sought the same dish from our cook after finishing work at 5 pm,” said Mr Jeerarote, who now lives in Bangkok.


    Si Quey was convicted of murdering seven children and also accused of removing their internal organs and boiling and eating them. He was arrested in Rayong province in 1958 and confessed to the murders but denied the cannibalism charges.


    Si Quey was executed by firing squad at Bang Kwang on Sept 16, 1959. He was 32 years old. Siriraj Hospital took the body for medical study the same month.


    The bodies of four of the children he murdered, and allegedly cooked their internal organs, were found in Thap Sakae district. The other murders were committed in Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom and Rayong, where he was arrested.


    Si Quey’s name was often used by parents in the old days as a warning for children to behave: “If you misbehave, Si Quey will come and catch you.”


    Wat Bang Praek Tai, where he was cremated, is one of two temples where religious ceremonies were held for inmates executed by firing squad at the prison. It is adjacent to Zone 11 of Bang Kwang Prison.


    Si Quey was incarcerated and executed at Bang Kwang Prison.

    Notorious Serial Killer Si Quey Cremated After 6 Decades on Public Display | Chiang Mai One

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    That bastard Lulu has a lot to answer for.....

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    Flush his ashes down the toilet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    So, the reasoning is that a canibal's mummified body is a selling point that attracts visitors, but a death row prisoner's mummified body is not.
    Says more about Dr Prasit than it does the visitors.
    An unexpected reminder of the utter tripe Maanaam used to post.

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