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Is Myanmar another Rwanda genocide in the making?

Is Myanmar another Rwanda genocide in the making?

The events of the last two weeks in Myanmar bear considerable similarity to events a little over 19 years ago in a country that became synonymous with the abject failure…

Someone is harassing MSF in Rakhine State Myanmar, but it’s a secret who

Someone is harassing MSF in Rakhine State Myanmar, but it’s a secret who

When it comes to bizarre media releases it’s hard to go past one issued today by international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), breathlessly titled MSF prevented from reaching most…

Drug resistant malaria on Thailand-Burma border grows by 3,335%

Drug resistant malaria on Thailand-Burma border grows by 3,335%

Two recent studies of malaria along the Thailand-Burma border show that drug-resistant malaria in the region is increasing at an alarming rate, with one study showing a 3,335 percent increase…

Leaked cable shows USA influencing Thai law & justice system for 60 years

Leaked cable shows USA influencing Thai law & justice system for 60 years

A confidential US Government cable allegedly sent by former American ambassador to Thailand Eric John (pictured at left) to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton provides an interesting insight…

War on drugs a failure says international group

War on drugs a failure says international group

Almost 100 years after the League of Nations’ first law on narcotics (drugs), the International Opium Convention of 1912, a report released yesterday, June 2, 2011, says the global war…

Thai researcher debunks dengue fever myth – warnings for 2011 wet season

Thai researcher debunks dengue fever myth – warnings for 2011 wet season

A researcher at Thailand’s Department of Medical Sciences’ National Institute of Health (NIH) has found that a single mosquito can carry two different strains of the dengue fever virus, with…

Elephants birthday a jumbo celebration in Thailand

Elephants birthday a jumbo celebration in Thailand

Once the backbone of the Thai military and later the backbone of the Thai teakwood logging industry, the Thai elephant remains a potent and often encountered symbol in Thailand. On…

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