Friday, January 3, 2014

Thai Stick launch

Meta House will host a book launch tomorrow (Saturday 4 Jan) from 8pm, of Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade, which looks at the 70s and 80s trade in dope and the efforts to stop it. Co-author Peter Maguire will present his book, which includes details regarding Chris Delance and his friend Michael Deeds, who were sailing from Singapore to Thailand to collect a cargo of high-grade pot with the intention of returning to the United States. That was on 23 November 1978. They were never seen again. The two friends, both 29 years old, were captured and transported to S-21 by the Khmer Rouge where they were interrogated and tortured into confessing they were spies working for the CIA. They were executed soon after.

Laura Mam's Friends For Friends gig at The Village, St 360, Phnom Penh on Sunday 12 Jan at 5pm. Entry $5 (light Snacks will be provided) - all for a good cause (Friends International) and it'll be her last show before heading back home.

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