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Friends in need

It sounds kinda neat, as the Americans might say. Pick up the whole exiled Hmong community living in a refugee camp in Thailand, fly them out in planeloads, and resettle them in the United States.

Monday, 5 April, 2004, 12:00am

Seeds of hope in drug country

Bao Dze is showing local Communist Party officials his flowering poppy field, 2,000 metres up the mountainside on Vietnam's border with Laos. It is harvest time and raw opium is bubbling from fat green poppy heads, sweating in the bright mountain light.

16 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Gangsters stir unrest

GANGSTERS along the Laos border with Vietnam at Ky Son are threatening to destabilise the region and stir up tension among the indigenous Hmong people, local officials said.

They claimed the gangsters had links with Laos exiles in the United States including General Vang Pao, who led US-backed Hmong Laotians against the communists in the '60s and '70s.

12 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Old allies find an audience

THERE was no doubt that the tearful testimony of Vietnamese teenager Ngo Van-ha on his brush with the rough justice of the repatriation machine was a winner at a Congressional hearing this week.

29 Apr 1994 - 12:00am