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June 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan urged the United States to join Thailand in transforming his region from an East-West battlefield into a marketplace. In an address to the National Press Club in Washington, Chatichai said a new order is shaping up in Southeast Asia, bridging the gap between six non-Communist nations and Communist-ruled Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Chatichai urged U.S.
March 28, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
Fluor Daniel said Tuesday that it has been awarded three contracts involving separate construction and energy engineering projects for two foreign companies and the government of Thailand. The company, the principal operating subsidiary of Irvine-based Fluor Corp., said it has won contracts to study the possible expansion of a natural gas pipeline in Thailand; to supervise construction of a $94-million petrochemical plant in England for Royal Dutch Shell Co.
January 5, 1990
The arrest and trial of ousted Panamanian dictator Manuel A. Noriega by the United States is illegal, Foreign Ministry spokesman Gennady I. Gerasimov said in Moscow. "No state has the right to take the law into its own hands," he said. "That's basically lynch law." He said the trial violates the rights of Panama and the U.N. principle of nonintervention. "We think that Gen. Noriega used to be a CIA agent," Gerasimov said.
October 21, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. military experts left Bangkok, Thailand, for the eighth joint field investigation to resolve the fates of American soldiers missing in action from the Vietnam War, a U.S. Embassy official said. For about 15 days, the two U.S. teams will join Vietnamese authorities in investigating areas in Song Be province and Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam and Ha Bac province near Hanoi, the official said.
September 16, 1989 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
The Thai government is sending a high-ranking team of officials to the United States to investigate American allegations that a top Thai police officer has links to a Los Angeles-based drug ring, it was announced here. Gen. Vasit Dejkunchorn, deputy chief of Thailand's police, said Thursday that he and his investigators will spend about a month investigating charges against Veth Petchborom, a police major general who was indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury in July.
July 30, 1989 | JIM MANN, Times Staff Writer
During a trip to Asia this spring, Vice President Dan Quayle engaged in a practice U.S. presidents and vice presidents have traditionally shunned: He lobbied foreign government leaders on behalf of specific American companies. While in Jakarta on May 1, Quayle at least twice brought up with senior Indonesian officials a pending effort by American Telephone & Telegraph to land a multimillion-dollar contract to manufacture telecommunications equipment in that country.
July 10, 1989 | DAVID REYES, Times Staff Writer
The last time Tang Bao Can saw his daughter was during the family's painful escape from Vietnam five years ago when she was snatched from his arms by pirates. But Tang, 44, who now lives in Santa Ana with his wife, Thai Thi Loan, 45, remains optimistic that his daughter, Tang Bich Hang, is still alive. The couple placed an advertisement in Sunday's Bangkok Post, offering a $7,500 reward for information leading to her return.
June 25, 1987 | United Press International
Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger arrived here Wednesday for talks expected to focus on Thailand's defense needs in its confrontation with Vietnamese troops in neighboring Cambodia.
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