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A "State of Emergency" or "Civil War" in Thailand

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 3:28 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's army chief has warned a state of emergency will be declared if post-election violence degenerates into "civil war". More >>

Thailand Legalizes Medical Marijuana & Kratom

Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 4:16 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Medical marijuana and kratom became legal in Thailand on February 18 after the king signed a royal decree allowing doctors, patients, schools, farmers, entrepreneurs and exporters to cultivate, possess and dispense both drugs. More >>

A Princess in Thailand Cannot Become Prime Minister

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 3:55 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Thailand's junta-appointed Election Commission disqualified a princess from running for prime minister in next month's polls, after her surprise candidacy displeased her powerful brother King Maha Vajiralongkorn and dangerously divided this country. More >>

"Making Embryos in a Dish" Protects Babies From DNA Mutation

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 3:46 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Gene editing tools such as CRISPR are helping researchers who hope to cure cancer and other problems involving DNA, but "making embryos in a dish" is a much easier way to check for mutations before implanting an embryo in a mother's uterus, ... More >>

Japan's Sex Slave "Comfort Women" During World War II

Monday, 11 February 2019, 4:12 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

The death in South Korea of a World War II sex slave "comfort woman" has reopened demands for Tokyo to pay more reparations for allowing its troops to rape thousands of imprisoned Asian women. More >>

Muslim Malay-Thai Insurgents Fight for Independence

Friday, 25 January 2019, 1:46 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's U.S.-trained military, unable to win its 15-year-long war against Muslim Malay-Thai guerrillas, announced it is considering "autonomy or special administrative arrangements" in the south where insurgents staged ... More >>

Guilty of Sex Crimes, She Claimed Trump/Manafort Audio

Friday, 18 January 2019, 5:14 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- A Belarusian "huntress girl" and her Russian lover, who together claimed to have evidence of Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort colluding with Russians about America's election, were detained on arrival ... More >>

Ehrlich: Saudi Teen Renounces Islam, Tweets To Safety

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 3:52 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The United Nations granted refugee status on January 9 to a Saudi teenager who fled her country and barricaded herself in Bangkok's international airport, claiming she would be executed for renouncing her belief in Islam, disobeying ... More >>

Richard S. Ehrlich: China's Seaports in Israel

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 3:49 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- China is constructing seaports at two sites where the U.S. 6th Fleet deploys, in Haifa next to Israel's main naval base and Ashdod near Tel Aviv, prompting concerns about China's military potential in the Mediterranean Sea and ... More >>

Trump, Tibet & Beijing Confrontation on U.S. Visas

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 6:59 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Tibet's government-in-exile cheered the U.S. Senate's passage of an act demanding U.S. diplomats, journalists and other Americans be allowed to freely visit Tibet, but Beijing warned President Trump if he signs it into law, "China-U.S. ... More >>

One Million Chinese Move Uninvited Into Uighur Homes

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 1:19 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- China's government sent more than one million majority ethnic Han Chinese to live uninvited in the homes of minority Uighur families in Xinjiang province and report if the Muslims display Islamic or unpatriotic ... More >>

Coup Threat If "Riots" Erupt After Election

Monday, 29 October 2018, 4:23 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The army's new commander-in-chief in a veiled threat warned he may unleash a coup if people "create riots" against the results of next February's promised elections. More >>

U.S.-Backed Thai Junta Will Dominate After Election

Monday, 8 October 2018, 4:45 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- If Thailand's U.S.-backed military government allows an election next year, the junta leader and his supporters are expected to dominate thanks to heavy censorship, an appointed Senate, and restricted or self-exiled opposition politicians. More >>

The Pentagon, China, Brunei, LGBTI & Islamic Shariah Law

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 4:57 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- The Pentagon has conducted its first army-to-army exercise in Brunei along the strategic, contested South China Sea after the U.S. State Department suggested obedience to the sultanate's Islamic Shariah ... More >>

Purging the Buddhist Clergy Away From Money

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 2:14 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- A defrocked Buddhist monk, extradited from the U.S., received a 114-year prison sentence for fraud and money laundering while police raided some of Thailand's most important Buddhist temples, jailing monks ... More >>

Dam Collapses in Laos, Killing Villagers

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 3:10 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- At least 26 people died, hundreds were missing and 6,600 left homeless after a partially constructed dam collapsed in southern Laos, dumping more than 1 billion gallons (5 billion liters) of churning water onto ... More >>

U.S. Special Forces Search For 13 Lost Thais in Cave

Monday, 2 July 2018, 4:44 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

U.S. Special Forces Search For 13 Lost Thais in Cave By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- A U.S. Pacific Command search and rescue team, plus units from Britain, Australia, China and Thai Navy SEALs were unable on July 1 to find 12 Thai boys and ... More >>

Entering Year 5 Under a Trump-backed Military Regime

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:53 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

Entering Year 5 Under a Trump-backed Military Regime By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- The U.S.-trained military's coup-installed government has begun its fifth year in power confronting pro-election activists in the streets, a troubled economy, ... More >>

Kim Jong Un, Saddam Hussein & Moammar Gadhafi

Monday, 14 May 2018, 2:34 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- North Korea's Kim Jong Un learned from Saddam Hussein and Moammar Gadhafi that nuclear weapons protect his survival, and will disarm only if President Trump withdraws American forces and ends the U.S.-South ... More >>

U.S. Military Support For Thailand's Junta

Friday, 20 April 2018, 4:40 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's coup-installed Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwon will be in Washington from April 22-27 to meet Defense Secretary James "Mad Dog" Mattis, boosting the junta despite demands for elections, ... More >>

 

 

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