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A father's three-year search for justice

The father of an Australian man who died after a vicious machete assault wants to know why police have so far failed to track down his son's attackers

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  • Newspaper section: Spectrum
  • Writer: Ezra Kyrill Erker & Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai
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"I'm not looking for revenge, I'm just looking for justice," said Rory McDonald. 

Three years ago his son, Andrew Oake, was set upon by two machete-wielding young men in Thailand's Northeast. Their reported motivation for the attack: merely that he was a foreigner in public with a Thai woman, his fiancee.

Oake died later from the injuries sustained in the attack. His fiancee, Som, was five months pregnant at the time.

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