Wikinews Shorts: June 9, 2007
A compilation of brief news reports for Saturday, June 9, 2007.
Malaysian prime minister marries
Premier Abdullah, 61, has been a widower since October 2005, when his wife of 40 years, Endon Mahmood, died of breast cancer. Jeanne, 53, is a hotel management professional who has served as a supervisor at the prime minister's official residence in Putrajaya.
- "PM marries Jeanne Abdullah on private ceremony at Seri Perdana" — , June 9, 2007
- Agence France-Presse. "Widowed Malaysian PM ties knot again" — , June 9, 2007
Two killed, nine hurt in South Thailand violence
Also in Narathiwat, a roadside bomb went off, injuring five Royal Thai Army soldiers. Three soldiers were wounded in an ambush attack. And, one police sergeant was seriously injured in a drive-by shooting.
- Agence France-Presse. "Two killed, nine wounded in Thailand's Muslim south" — , June 9, 2007
- "Two men shot dead in Narathiwat" — , June 9, 2007
Thailand deports 163 Hmong to Laos
Thailand says the 163 entered the country illegally, but the Hmong said they were seeking political asylum, because in Laos they face persecution for their role in the Laotian Civil War, in which the Hmong sided with the United States in a war against the communist Pathet Lao. On Monday, Hmong military leader Vang Pao and eight others were arrested in the U.S. in a plot to overthrow the Laotian government. Thai officials said today's deportations were routine, and were not linked with the Vang Pao case.
- "Ten charged with plot to overthrow Laos government" — Wikinews, June 5, 2007
- Associated Press. "Thailand deports 163 ethnic Hmong asylum-seekers back to Laos" — , June 9, 2007
- Agence France-Presse. "Thailand sends 160 Hmong back to Laos" — , June 9, 2007
- Thai News Agency. "Thailand repatriates 160 Hmong to Lao PDR" — , June 9, 2007