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Thailand SEA Games Crisis in Laos

Elements of the Royal Thai Third Army and Thai military, at the apparent orders of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit, Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwon and Army Chief General Anupong, have dramatically increased pressure and coercive measures on Lao Hmong refugees prior to the Southeast Asia Games (SEAG or SEA Games)as more soldiers are being sent to Ban Huay Nam Khao and Nong Khai, Thailand. Prior to the SEA Games, in recent weeks, elements of the Thai Third Army and Ministry of Interior have loaded and removed nearly a half dozen Army truck loads of forks, knives and spoons that have been seize

Laos, Hmong Crisis: Thailand's General Anupong Paojinda, Prime Minister Abhisit Open Fire on Refugees

Newly deployed elements of the Royal Thai Third Army, backed by Ministry of Interior ( MOI ) troops, have opened fire with machine guns on Lao Hmong political refugees and asylum seekers at a refugee camp at Ban Huay Khao, Petchabun Province, Thailand in an effort to intimidate them and force them back to the communist regime in Lao they fled. “Today, Prime Minister Abhisit and General Anupong have, ironically, ordered the use of U.S.