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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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Langfang (AFP)- A former top Chinese economic planning official was convicted of bribery on November 10 and sentenced to life in prison after a former lover went public with a litany of accusations against him.