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May 5, 1995 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The South Asian Assn. for Regional Cooperation, the "poor man's club" of India and its neighbors, ended a three-day summit Thursday with impossible pledges to the poor and illiterate, as well as a timetable to enact a preferential trade agreement by year's end. Indian Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao, the summit's host, admitted that "actual implementation" of decisions made by the 10-year-old regional grouping has often fallen short of the resounding rhetoric in the past.
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May 5, 1995 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The South Asian Assn. for Regional Cooperation, the "poor man's club" of India and its neighbors, ended a three-day summit Thursday with impossible pledges to the poor and illiterate, as well as a timetable to enact a preferential trade agreement by year's end. Indian Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao, the summit's host, admitted that "actual implementation" of decisions made by the 10-year-old regional grouping has often fallen short of the resounding rhetoric in the past.
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July 13, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early last year, a retired Swedish civil servant was arrested during a police raid in the beach resort of Pattaya and charged with molesting a 13-year-old boy in his hotel room. As is common in prosecutions involving child prostitution in Asia, the case never went to trial. Instead, the 66-year-old Swede, Bengt Bolin, was released on $4,000 bail and fled the country. Because Sweden has no extradition treaty with Thailand, it appeared that his legal problems were over.
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July 13, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early last year, a retired Swedish civil servant was arrested during a police raid in the beach resort of Pattaya and charged with molesting a 13-year-old boy in his hotel room. As is common in prosecutions involving child prostitution in Asia, the case never went to trial. Instead, the 66-year-old Swede, Bengt Bolin, was released on $4,000 bail and fled the country. Because Sweden has no extradition treaty with Thailand, it appeared that his legal problems were over.
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