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"Vile Orgy" by British Soccer Players Mars Thailand's Image

Friday, 5 June 2015, 1:04 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's expensive international tourism effort to downplay its reputation as a sexual playground suffered a rude setback after three British soccer players appeared in a published video laughing and shouting racist and vulgar ... More >>

Kidnapped Girls, Mass Graves & U.S. Surveillance Flights

Friday, 29 May 2015, 12:51 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Armed kidnappers in Myanmar seized young girls and other ethnic Rohingyas, brutalizing and imprisoning them on overloaded boats to sell them to traffickers and corrupt officials in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, survivors said according ... More >>

One Year After Thailand's Bloodless Coup

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:50 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- One year after destroying a popular elected government in a bloodless coup, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha rules with absolute power over a country suffering from newly discovered "death camps" for Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants, ... More >>

Suicide & Executions: Cambodia 1975

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 9:24 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- "As the insurgents entered his office, the admiral placed his pistol against his right temple, and pulled the trigger." More >>

Mormons' Posthumous Weddings & "Highest Sacraments"

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 2:35 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Nearly 50 years after Mormons opened small churches here converting Buddhists, animists and other Thais, they have now announced plans to construct their first big temple in Thailand, enabling their families to be "sealed" together ... More >>

Russia is the Newest Buddy of Bangkok's Coup Leader

Friday, 24 April 2015, 2:31 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Bangkok last week resulted in trade deals, revived relations and a public snub at Washington by Thailand's heavily criticized coup leader who praised Moscow's friendship when "a ... More >>

Thailand's Coup Leader Invokes "Absolute Powers"

Sunday, 5 April 2015, 5:40 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thirteen days after receiving U.S. Air Force training to strengthen his troops, military coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha toughened his grip by lifting martial law on April 2 and enforcing a harsher security law which critics say creates ... More >>

Bangkok's Firing Squad, Lime Trees & "Underboobs"

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 3:02 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The angry, frustrated, talkative general who seized Thailand in a military coup last May, said on Monday (March 23) if he had "complete power" he would have "a firing squad" execute people, but now he suffers insomnia because ... More >>

Rice Crop Subsidies Could Feed Yingluck Into Prison

Monday, 23 March 2015, 5:42 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was toppled by a military coup in May, faces a possible 10 years in prison after the Supreme Court on Thursday (March 19) ordered her trial for alleged negligence ... More >>

Iran Not Developing Nukes & Not "Imminent Threat" El Baradei

Sunday, 15 February 2015, 7:58 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Iran is not engaged in nuclear weapons research, and not an "imminent threat" requiring military action, according to Mohamed El Baradei, former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and winner of the Nobel ... More >>

Amid Protests, U.S. Begins Training Thai Coup Leader's Milit

Friday, 13 February 2015, 9:21 am | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The U.S. began a 12-day annual, multinational Cobra Gold military exercise on Monday (February 9), despite the biggest pro-democracy protest in months displaying coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha as a gigantic faux Teletubby authoritarian. More >>

US, Russian Smallpox Stockpiles "Crimes Against Humanity"

Friday, 6 February 2015, 4:49 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The U.S. and Russia should destroy their deadly smallpox stockpiles or be "guilty of crimes against humanity," because the virus slaughtered hundreds of millions of people before it was stopped in 1980 and would kill again ... More >>

Bangkok's Coup Leader "Saddened" by U.S. State Department

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 4:12 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Inside a lavish chamber in Grand Palace, decorated with antique thrones and portraits of past kings, Thailand's fearsome coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha arrived alongside foreign diplomats, Thai nobles, and his senior military regime colleagues. More >>

Beatniks & Hippies Still Influence San Francisco

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 5:30 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

All the original "starving hysterical naked" beatniks, cool cats, flower children, hippies and freaks are now advancing into their senior years or dead. But their innocence and experience -- and complex experiments with words and ideals, and celebration ... More >>

Thailand's Coup Leader Asks, "Who Put a Gun to Her Head?"

Monday, 1 December 2014, 5:37 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha demanded, "Who put a gun to her head?" after ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra said the bloodless military putsch in May seemed like "a gun at my head" forcing her to submit. More >>

Americans Stole Human Body Parts to Smuggle to Las Vegas

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:40 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Authorities want to arrest two Americans for allegedly stealing a dead baby's head and foot, an adult's heart, and some tattooed flesh from Bangkok's Medical Museum and attempting to smuggle the body parts to Las Vegas. More >>

"Hunger Games" Protest Against Bangkok's Coup

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:29 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Six months after the military seized power in a coup, about 20 media-savvy protesters allowed themselves to be detained for illegally waving three-finger salutes, inspired by "The Hunger Games" film series which portrays repressed civilians challenging ... More >>

Pentagon's Asia-Pacific Exercise Limited After Bangkok Coup

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 1:48 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

The U.S. has "scaled-down" its Asia-Pacific Cobra Gold military exercise for next year in Thailand, because of "the current political situation" after the Thai army seized power in a May coup. More >>

Coup Leader's Propaganda Crumbles in Thailand

Friday, 26 September 2014, 12:34 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Stilted propaganda by coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha to muzzle critics and dazzle foreigners, crumbled after his "bikini in Thailand" response to the murder of two British tourists, vicious Photoshopped images mocked ... More >>

Bangkok Coup Leader Becomes Prime Minister

Friday, 22 August 2014, 5:26 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha's hand-picked, rubber stamp legislature appointed him unopposed as prime minister on Thursday (August 21), increasing his vast security, legislative and economic powers. More >>

 

 

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