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By ALEX ELLGEE
Around 50 Hmong refugees who were forcibly repatriated by Thailand to Laos on Dec.
By SEAN YOONG / AP WRITER / KUALA LUMPUR
Government policies are partly to blame for the rising food prices, business leaders said Monday amid warnings that the global food and fuel crisis could lead to social unrest and protectionism.
The twin troubles plaguing countries around the world, especially in Asia and Africa, dominated discussion at the two-day World Economic Forum on East Asia, an annual gathering of businessmen, politicians, policy-makers and analysts.
Separately, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda told the forum in a video-taped message that countries must step up …
By MICHAEL CASEY / AP WRITER / BANGKOK
Thailand is dropping plans to create a Southeast Asian rice cartel that would have fixed the price of the skyrocketing commodity over food security concerns, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday.
The proposal to create an OPEC-like cartel was first floated last week by Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej to give rice producers greater control over rice prices, which have tripled since December.