The economic history
of Southeast Asia as a whole

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For the dragons of Southeast Asia, the same torrid pace
By Philip Shenon, New York Times, 3 January 1995. 1995 looks like it will again be a boom year for the Southeast Asian economy. This growth due to low wages for the majority of workers coupled with an increasingly wealthy minority of middle-class consumers.
Statement on Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin
4 April 1995. On 5 April 1995, governments of the lower Mekong Basin, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, will participate in the signing of the agreement for Cooperation in the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin. Here a statement of concern by the NGOs of Thailand.
Governments decry U.S., European speculators
From Workers World, 14 August 1997. Governments at ASEAN meeting accuse US and European speculators for the financial instability. Re. George Soros and US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Hacking At Heroin's Mother Lode
By Warren Richey, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 May 1998. The Golden Triangle, a remote region where the borders of Burma, Laos, and Thailand meet, is the major world source for heroin, half the world's supply. The hypocrisy of Burma's anti-opium campaign. Militias buy arms and maintain their guerrilla struggle through heroin sales.
Human costs of the Asian crisis
By Jeremy Seabrook, Third World Network Features, 22 October 1998. Imposition of Western macro-economic policy on Asia.
Bad news for S.E. Asia on economic front
By Amit Baruah, The Hindu, 12 July 2001. Singapore. Indonesia and the Philippines have revised their 2001 GDP forecasts downwards. The drop in global demand for electronics; the sharp slowdown in major economies (U.S. growth in the first quarter was only 1.2 per cent, as companies run down inventories in the midst of a sharp drop in demand).