A Myanmar man arrested for smuggling Myanmar migrant workers into Thailand accused officials at the Ban Pu Nam Ron-Htee Ki border checkpoint and local policemen of taking bribe money from his gang, according to the Bangkok Post.
Thai fishing operators have called on the United States to remove Thailand from the human trafficking watch list, according to The Nation on December 11.
Manila (AFP) - Moody's raised the Philippines' credit rating by one notch on December 11, in a further sign of the country's economic transformation.
After the Koh Tao murder suspects send a letter to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi calling for help, fears have been voiced that a lack of transparency and cooperation with the defence team and a release of statements could be seen as prejudicial to a fair trial for the accused.
Hong Kong (AFP) - An air of tired resignation hung over Hong Kong's main pro-democracy protest site on December 10 as demonstrators braced for a police clearance after more than two months of rallies, but bright new posters declared "We'll be back".