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BUSINESS
May 27, 1991 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talks between international record producers and Thailand's pirate tape industry have failed to turn up a compromise formula for ending the large-scale illegal copying of records. "We couldn't reach an agreement," said Giouw Jui Chian, Southeast Asian regional director of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, which represents American and other Western record companies.
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BUSINESS
March 18, 1991 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although the drug business is nothing new to Southeast Asia, the region's economic boom has largely overshadowed it. But now Thailand's prominent role as a drug transshipment point could be adversely affecting the country's legitimate exports, according to an Anaheim-based importer. Palle S.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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