Chinese officials visiting Chiangmai Monday to speed up investigations so the case of the 5 October massacre on the Mekong

17 October 2011
The Mekhong may be in crisis following the massacre on 5 October, but plans to promote tourism on the river are going ahead:

  • 27-29 November 2011
    Mekong Tourism Working Group Meeting, Bagan/Pagan, Myanmar/Burma
  • June 2012
    Mekong Toursim Forum, Chiangrai, Thailand (SHAN)
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  • 18 October 2011
    Burma and Laos hold Township Border Committee (TBC) meeting at Wanpong, Mongphong tract, Tachilek township, to discuss cooperation against the criminal activities along the river Mekong. Hmong are becoming more prominent in drug production and trade, according to the sources. Meanwhile Wa issued a statement (on 13 October, according to SHAN source) denying involvement in the 5 October killings and offering cooperation in the investigations. (ASTV Manager Online)


    19 October 2011
    Chinese officials visiting Chiangmai Monday, 17 October, again urged Thailand’s Police Region #5 to speed up investigations so the case of the 5 October massacre on the Mekong could be concluded as soon as possible. The suspended shipping through the Mekong has hurt several hundred laborers in Chiang Saen. “I used to earn between B 200,000-1,000,000 ($ 6,666-33,333) per day before,” say a Thai businesswoman. “But not a satang since.” (SHAN)

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