Southeast Asia news

I still don’t get the brutality that bubbles just below the surface in these seemingly gentle countries. I caught hints of it while traveling, but these recent stories sum it up:

‘Military patrols in Laos are searching for a group of armed gunmen who killed at least 10 people – two of them Westerners – during a bus attack on Thursday.’
Full BBC story

‘Cambodia has offered an apology and compensation to Thailand after riots in its capital this week drove hundreds of Thais to leave the country.’
Full BBC story