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    Out of a war zone, into a Thai prison

    Spectrum, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 07/02/2016

    » Mustafa*, a Palestinian from Syria, was finally freed to leave Thailand last month. After serving almost two years in a Thai jail and one month in an immigration detention facility on charges of illegally entering the country, the 38-year-old was released to be reunited with his young daughter and wife.

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    Old anti-drug sanctions killing US-Myanmar trade

    Published on 09/11/2015

    » <b>WASHINGTON/NEW YORK/YANGON</b><br> Western banks are cutting trade finance in Myanmar after learning that part of the country's main port is controlled by a man blacklisted by Washington.

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    The needto fill the void

    Spectrum, Published on 10/08/2014

    » For foreign couples who are unable to conceive a child, Thailand offers the seemingly perfect package — a combination of low costs, relatively high quality medical care, and lax regulations on commercial surrogacy agreements.

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    Hunting those who hurt children

    Spectrum, Phil Thornton, Published on 29/06/2014

    » In the northern city of Chiang Mai, Pol Lt Col Apichart Hattasin is battling to stop sexual predators preying on and hurting children.

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    Black gold rising

    Spectrum, Published on 06/07/2014

    » It’s been more than a year since the farmers of Htankai and Dahatpin, two villages in Myanmar’s southern Magway region, regained control of land that was taken away from them nearly two decades ago but, so far, their fields are still far from green.

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    The GT200 on trial

    Spectrum, Published on 18/08/2013

    » The criminal trial of GT200 manufacturer Gary Bolton in London showed not only how he had fraudulently sold his ineffective "bomb detectors" to Thailand and other countries at a price 1,100 times their production cost, but also how British government agencies had assisted him in his sales.

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    The knock-on effect for Bangkok's knock-offs

    Spectrum, Ezra Kyrill Erker, Published on 20/01/2013

    » Last week, a man came to tell Jasmine, a vendor in the Nana area, that the Department of Special Investigation would be conducting a raid. He took the unusual step of telling her not only to temporarily close down, but to move all of her counterfeit goods back home for two days.

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    Blemishes in the beautiful game

    Spectrum, Post Reporters, Published on 23/09/2012

    » The findings of an ongoing parliamentary investigation may threaten the existence of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), said the spokesman of a committee on corruption last week. As a public organisation under royal patronage and a recipient of public funds, the FAT is not allowed to seek profit, but evidence that the Thai Premier League (TPL) runs on a profit-making model could lead to court-ordered sanctions including dissolving the body that runs football in Thailand.

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    In his own words: the rise and fall of Khin Nyunt

    Spectrum, Published on 08/04/2012

    » The quiet narrow street leading to our destination is lined with big houses and mansions once inhabited by some of Myanmar's former ruling military elite. Most of them, including the now officially retired Senior General Than Shwe, have moved to new homes in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw, many with new civilian jobs. However, one formerly very high-ranking member of the old military regime, former prime minister General Khin Nyunt, is still living in Yangon. No new house has been built for him in Nay Pyi Taw; in fact until recently he was under house arrest at his home in Yangon.

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