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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Activists fear Thai return of Hmong rebel to Laos

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 09:12am by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok A US admonition to Laos over its shaky human rights record spurred efforts on Tuesday to halt the possible deportation from Thailand of a former ethnic leader ... took Laos to task for failing to account for the disappearance of a prominent social activist. US Secretary of State John Kerry said Laos’ failure to provide significant information about ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Quake measuring 6.3 cracks roads in north Thailand, at least 1 killed

    Posted May 06th 2014, 11:08am by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... Prevention and Mitigation Department told reporters on Tuesday that an 83-year-old woman in Chiang Rai’s Mae Lao district was killed when the brick walls of her house collapsed onto her during ... Geological Survey measured it at 6.0 and said the epicentre was 9 kilometres south of Mae Lao and 27 kilometres southwest of Chiang Rai. Its depth was a relatively shallow 7.4 kilometres. Shallow ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand and Cambodia agree to quash crackdown ‘rumours’ after worker exodus

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Cambodian workers live in Thailand, so it is unclear exactly how many still remain. Migrants from neighbouring Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar play a key role in Thai industries such as seafood, ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai building collapse leaves 10 workers dead, 17 injured

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 08:38pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... have warned about lax safety standards and low wages at Thai construction sites, especially for migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, who are often paid below the country’s minimum ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai confidence jumps on hopes the army will bring order after chaos

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:55pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... with Myanmar, Laos and Malaysia, but 30 urgent proposals on the economy will be discussed with military leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha this week. Prajin has told the Finance Ministry to look ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Military coup officials seek ways to revive Thailand’s faltering economy

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 06:54pm by Reuters

    ... with officials at economic ministries, take in longer-term measures such as the development of special economic zones on the borders with Myanmar, Laos and Malaysia. The military toppled the remnants ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    At least 30 killed as bus plunges into ravine in northern Thailand

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... government workers for a field trip to Laos. Of the dead, 21 were women, said Suriya Prasartbandid, the provincial governor. A child was among the 22 others injured. "The bus was totally ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Asian drug boom fuelling opium cultivation, says UN

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 02:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... alone has more than a million registered heroin users, and consumes most of the drug in the region, it said. With prices rising, cultivation in Laos soared 66 per cent to 6,800 hectares ... doubled since 2006,” despite officials reports from Laos, Myanmar and Thailand that nearly 25,000 hectares of poppies were eradicated this year, the report said. The study estimates opium produced ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Yaba leaving bitter taste as drug pushers target kids

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... billion yaba tablets are produced there each year. A 2011 report stated yaba was the drug of choice in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei, the Philippines, Japan and South Korea. A 2003 war on drugs ... crackdown took place between April and June last year, when a joint operation between China, Thailand, Burma and Laos seized almost 10 tonnes of drugs, and more than 2,500 suspects were arrested. ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai police seize 230 kilos of heroin in Bangkok

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 08:36pm by AFP

    ... was at “alarming levels” in the Golden Triangle area – where the remote edges of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. While production is a fraction of what it was in the 1970s and 1980s, Myanmar’s cultivation ...




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