Mekong ‘cash machine’ needs an overhaul

Just over a week ago, many people in Thailand, particularly those in highrises, were thrown into panic when their buildings were swaying. They didn’t know at the time that a strong earthquake had just hit inside Lao borders near Nan’s district of Chaloem Phrakiat.

The shallow earthquake was registered at a magnitude of 5.9. This was followed shortly later by another even more powerful quake which registered at 6.4.

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