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September 19, 1996 | JOHN POPE
Angrily tossing into a box bags of rice, noodles and other food products made in Thailand, about 100 Vietnamese Americans on Wednesday called for a boycott of Thai goods in protest of alleged brutality against Vietnamese refugees. The event was organized by Project Ngoc, a Vietnamese refugees support group based at UC Irvine. According to the group, about 2,300 Vietnamese refugees, or "boat people," remain in Thai detention camps awaiting repatriation to Vietnam.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1996 | JOHN POPE
Angrily tossing into a box bags of rice, noodles and other food products made in Thailand, about 100 Vietnamese Americans on Wednesday called for a boycott of Thai goods in protest of alleged brutality against Vietnamese refugees. The event was organized by Project Ngoc, a Vietnamese refugees support group based at UC Irvine. According to the group, about 2,300 Vietnamese refugees, or "boat people," remain in Thai detention camps awaiting repatriation to Vietnam.
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May 17, 1990 | From Associated Press
An international commission today urged nations that oppose the forced repatriation of Vietnamese boat people to establish and finance refugee centers on their own soil. One delegate said the call was aimed at countries like the United States, which has condemned Hong Kong for sending back Vietnamese refugees. Thailand and Malaysia sponsored the statement, which was released at the opening session of a conference of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees committee on Indochinese refugees.
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March 3, 1998 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just as life was getting really desperate, a man came to Prasert Kingsaklang's village. He went door to door telling villagers about well-paid construction jobs in Singapore and Kuwait and other exotic places. Prasert, 40, whose tiny rice farm had failed because of drought and whose wife made only a pittance selling noodles, knew friends who had gone abroad to work. They always came back with enough money to buy a small farm machine or build a house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1988 | DAVID REYES, Times Staff Writer
About 100 Southeast Asian immigrants rallied at the Orange County Hall of Administration Wednesday, protesting reports that the Thailand navy has turned away hundreds of fleeing Vietnamese boat people. "We would like to request that the Thai government stop killing our people and to ask our local government (in Orange County) to help," said Hoang N. Phu, a member of the Vietnamese Disabled Vets Assn., who spoke from a wheelchair inside the Board of Supervisors' meeting room.
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January 5, 1985 | Associated Press
In long, weary lines, more than 23,000 civilians trekked deeper into Thailand on Friday, away from the Cambodian resistance stronghold at Ampil where a major Vietnamese assault is expected within days. Describing Vietnamese preparations, a Thai general said the attack is shaping up to be the biggest clash in the six years since Vietnamese troops invaded Cambodia.
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February 9, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
The Thai government will turn back all future illegal refugees from its Communist-ruled neighbor states, Interior Minister Prachuap Suntharangkun declared Monday. Proclaiming what Radio Thailand termed a "prevent-and-deter action against all illegal refugees," Prachuap, Thailand's top law enforcement official, warned foreign governments not to interfere with Thai policy. He appeared to direct his remarks at the United States.
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April 23, 1987 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
China has gained a higher profile in the Southeast Asian weapons market with the announcement of two pending arms deals with Thailand. Lt. Gen. Suchinda Kraprayoon, deputy chief of staff, said recently that the Thai army has agreed to buy 400 armored personnel carriers. A deal for at least 50 Chinese tanks was disclosed earlier. Thailand is pursuing a program to mechanize its ground forces.
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