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Foreign media apologize two Hmong girls accused of stealing from a tourist

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Hmong girls in Chiang Rai

Hmong girls playing a ball game in Chiang Rai Province. Photo: Xavier Romero-Frias.

A British tabloid and an Australian newspaper have offered apologies to two Hmong hilltribe girls for their reports wrongly accusing them of stealing a watch from a British tourist at Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai last September.

The letters of apology from the Sun of Britain and Australia’s Daily Mail were handed over to the parents of the two sisters by Ben Robert Svasti, the British honorary consul in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai governor Pawin Chamniprasart and Muang district chief Saranyu Meethongkham.

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By Thai PBS Reporters

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