Air THAMAL

I WAS ONCE promised a “free ride” for a job well done… little did I know it would be in an army plane!

On this date 21 years ago (9th Feb 1993), I found myself on an army plane en-route to Haadyai for an assignment. I was the only girl among the 12 journalists and TV crew who went to cover the opening of the 12th Malaysia-Thailand air exercise in the southern Thai city. Also on board was the Army Chief.

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Our mode of transportation to and fro KL-Haadyai, that brought us home within the day.

Hubby’s Travel 2001-2002

1) Uzbekistan and Kyrgystan (13-18 September 2001)

Uzbekistan (13 September 2001)

Uzbekistan (13 September 2001)

Kyrgystan (13-18 September 2001)

Kyrgystan (13-18 September 2001)

Lake Issuk Kul in eastern Kyrgystan, is the 10th largest lake in the world. (16 September 2001)

Lake Issuk Kul in eastern Kyrgystan, is the 10th largest lake in the world. (16 September 2001)

2) 33rd Session of the International Tropical Timber Council, Yokohama Grand Inter-Continental Hotel, Yokohama, Japan (4-9 November 2002)

Yokohama, Japan (4-9 November 2002); met our varsity coursemate Jaya who was based there at that time.

Yokohama, Japan (4-9 November 2002); met our varsity coursemate Jaya who was based there at that time.

3) Regional Conference on Combating Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing, Sheraton Nusa Indah Resort, Bali, Indonesia (17-18 December 2002)

Bali, Indonesia (17-18 December 2002)

Bali, Indonesia (17-18 December 2002)

Hubby’s Travel 2003

1) UK Charity Commission Seminar on UNSCR 1373 & Consequences for NGO Regulation, Taj Samudera Hotel Marina Mandarin Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka (25-27 March 2003)

Colombo, Sri Lanka (25-27 March 2003)

Colombo, Sri Lanka (25-27 March 2003)

2) 34th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council, Miramar Inter-Continental Panama Hotel, Panama City, Panama (11-17 May 2003)

Panama City, Panama (11-17 May 2003)

Panama City, Panama (11-17 May 2003)

3) 3rd ASEAN Senior Officials meeting on Transnational Crime, Hanoi Daewoo Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam (9-13 June 2003)

Hanoi, Vietnam (9-13 June 2003)

Hanoi, Vietnam (9-13 June 2003)

4) Seminar on Consequences & Crisis Management of Chemical & Biological Terrorism, JICA Tokyo International Center, Tokyo, Japan (8-12 September 2003)

Tokyo, Japan (8-12 September 2003)

Tokyo, Japan (8-12 September 2003)

5) UK Crisis Management of a Terrorist Incident Exercise, London, United Kingdom (7-9 November 2003)

6) APEC Informal Senior Officials’ Meeting, Conference Town Hotel, Vina Del Mar, Chile (11-12 December 2003)

Santiago, Chile (10-16 December 2003)

Santiago, Chile (10-16 December 2003)

Santiago, Chile (10-16 December 2003)

Santiago, Chile (10-16 December 2003)

Valparaiso, Chile (10-16 December 2003)

Valparaiso, Chile (10-16 December 2003)

Hubby’s Travel 2004

AFTER HIS NUMEROUS travels the year before (2003) which continued into 2004, he gave up taking photos! Most of the time, he was cooped up indoors attending the meetings which often went on late into the nights.

1) 4th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC) and 1st AMMTC + 3, Bangkok, Thailand (7-10 January 2004) (Hotel Plaza Athenee)

Bangkok, Thailand (7-10 January 2004)

2) UN Conference on the Negotiations of a Successor Agreement to the ITTA 94, Geneva, Switzerland (26-30 July 2004) (The Royal Manotel)

3) Legal Issues Working Group Meeting, Canberra, Australia (4-5 August 2004) (Crowne Plaza Hotel)

4) Live Exercise of a Terrorist Incident “Latih-Amal Natex Jerong Emas”, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia (28-30 September 2004) (Grand Palace Hotel)

5) Malaysia-US 2nd Round Negotiations on a Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Treaty, Washington DC, USA (11-15 October 2004) (Willard Intercontinental Hotel)