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Tim Roxborogh: The Laos-to-Bangkok bus scam.

I did the maths. The overnight bus from Vang Vieng in Laos bound for Bangkok was going to be averaging some kind of record-breakingly slow speed if our arrival time on Khao Sanh Rd was to be believed. Due to park up at 8am on the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Rights Groups Call for International Community to Press Laos on Jailed Activists.

Human rights groups say the international community, including the United Nations, needs to press Lao authorities on human rights issues. The calls come amid a string of harsh jail terms handed down by Lao courts against critics of the Communist government. Rights groups point to Laos’ failures in taking ...

- Voice of America - US

Myanmar and Thailand torch US$1 billion of seized drugs mostly produced near Chinese border.

Myanmar and Thailand started torching nearly $1 billion worth of seized narcotics on Monday, a defiant show of force as law enforcement struggles to stem the rising flow of drugs in the region. The burnings, to mark world anti-drugs day, follow another year of record seizures of narcotics from the remote borderlands of ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Myanmar and Thailand torch $1 billion of seized drugs.

Myanmar and Thailand started torching nearly USD 1 billion worth of seized narcotics today, a defiant show of force as law enforcement struggles to stem the rising flow of drugs in the region.The burnings, to mark world anti-drugs day, follow another year of record seizures of narcotics from the remote borderlands of ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

They were smokejumpers when the CIA sent them to Laos; they came back in caskets.

Their families didn't know they were in Laos, and didn't know that they'd started working for the CIA in addition to their jobs with the U.S. Forest Service.

- Stars and Stripes - US

News24.com | Dutch customs discover rhino horn.

Dutch customs officials say they have intercepted a package containing 12 pieces of rhinoceros horn that was sent from South Africa to the Southeast Asian nation of Laos.

- News24.com - ZA

Dutch customs discover rhino horn in carvings headed to Laos.

Dutch customs officials say they have intercepted a crate containing 12 concealed pieces of rhinoceros horn that was being sent from South Africa to Laos.

- FOX News - US

Thais in Laos fined for spreading Buddhism.

UTTARADIT - Ten Thai nationals have been released after being fined 15,000 baht each by Lao authorities for spreading the Buddhist faith and setting up a branch monastery in a village, local authorities said.

- BangkokPost - TH

Gang of rogue former cops wanted for car thefts.

KHON KAEN - Police in the Northeast are hunting a gang of rogue former cops stealing vehicles for resale either locally or in Laos.

- BangkokPost - TH

Belt and Road Blowback in Laos?.

Another Chinese worker is killed in Laos, as China's infrastructure initiative triggers local unrest and violence. The post Belt and Road Blowback in Laos? appeared first on The American Interest.

- The American Interest - US

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