I hope the Lao government would assume a more active role in finding out the truth of this particularly unwelcome event…
It does touch on the value of human rights. There are disappearances [when people go missing] and enforced disappearances [when people may have been seized by the state]….
You can’t have enforced disappearances – it’s not something we like in this part of the world.
Anand Panyarachun, former Thai Prime Minister and Magsaysay winner, in The Nation, 11 January 2013
I feel that answers are needed… The government has the responsibility to answer questions as to what has happened to him. The government of the Lao PDR is not really taking up this responsibility.
Jon Ungpakorn, former Thai Senator and Magsaysay winner, in The Nation, 11 January 2013