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#1 BuffHello

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 05:21

Updated:2006-02-01 08:28:16

Police rescue 47 Laotian women forced into prostitution in Thai karaoke bars
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BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - Thai police on Wednesday raided two karaoke
bars in a province near Bangkok and rescued 47 women from neighboring
Laos who were forced to work as prostitutes, police said.

The women rescued from the bars in Chachoengsao province, 30 kilometers
(19 miles) east of the capital, included eight girls under age 18, said
police Col. Kraibun Songsuat. He said the bars' operators had kept the
doors to the bars locked to keep the women from escaping.


Seven people involved in operating the bars were arrested and charged
with human trafficking, which carries a maximum penalty of 50 years in
prison, and with providing shelter to illegal immigrants, which carries
a penalty of up to 20 years, he said.


Kraibun said the karaoke bars also served as a venue from which women
from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos - Thailand's poorer neighbors - were
resold to third countries, particularly Malaysia.


Often in such cases, women are promised legitimate work in Bangkok, and
then compelled to become sex workers, who are then sold several times.
Human trafficking, especially in the sex trade, is a major problem in
Asia.

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 05:34

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#3 Nervous_Dog

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 13:44

I wish they'd just ban Karaoke! That would solve so many problems!
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Posted 03 February 2006 - 15:36

I'll back any politician who will ban karaoke! Got so you can't have a meal in peace in my neighbourhood any more. Every restaurant has that damned karaoke machine and some drunk(s) will be catterwauling along with the videos. I've seen people get up and leave -- but would the restaurant owners consider dumping the damned machine? Oh, no ... it "brings in customers". (In a pig's arse!)
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#5 BuffHello

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 21:29

those machines make a lot of money for the local mafia.
rental and payola every time a song is played .
they may not be able to get rid of them .
if you look inside these vast machines there is very little inside them.
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