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Americans Hoping For Money From Marijuana

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 3:57 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- High on hope, Americans and other foreigners have arrived selling satellite imagery, financial services, grow lights and other products to profit from Thailand's recently legalized medical marijuana before Thais figure out how to do ... More >>

U.S. Training Thailand's Scandal-Hit Military

Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 4:11 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- More than 5,000 U.S. troops are currently training Thailand's military, coinciding with demands for the army's chief to resign and alleged financial corruption within the military be investigated after an army officer massacred 29 ... More >>

Cambodia's Unique Indifference To The Coronavirus

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 4:25 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

      BANGKOK, Thailand -- Cambodia's authoritarian leader Hun Sen is not panicking about the possibility of the deadly coronavirus killing anyone in his Southeast Asian nation. And he's not evacuating Cambodians trapped ... More >>

Racism In Thailand Against Chinese For Coronavirus

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 4:23 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- When Thailand's popular, anti-government graffiti artist Headache Stencil wrote racist rants about Chinese infected with the coronavirus, many of his Thai and foreign fans were shocked, outraged, and disgusted. "Hey Chink! Please ... More >>

Thailand Prepares For "Epidemic All Over The Country"

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 5:04 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's Disease Control Department is preparing for "an epidemic all over the country" because data proves the coronavirus can continuously double the number of infected people in less than a week. If that occurs here, it ... More >>

Deport "Those Damn Caucasian Tourists" From Thailand

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 4:05 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's health minister has provoked outrage by demanding a warning to embassies and the deportation of all "those damn Caucasian tourists" if they do not wear medical face masks, even if they do not suffer from the coronavirus. ... More >>

Shopping Mall Massacre In Thailand Ends

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 1:38 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- After shooting dead an army gunman on February 9 in a Korat shopping mall where he killed 29 people, security forces faced the difficult task of securing weapons, ammunition and vehicles at military bases throughout the country ... More >>

Coronavirus Causes Panic and Anger in Thailand

Friday, 7 February 2020, 5:34 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Public anger is increasing against Thailand's military-backed government for its handling of Wuhan's deadly coronavirus, because Bangkok's toll is among the biggest number of infected people outside China. More >>

Don't Panic: Coronavirus Death Rate "Same As The Flu"

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 3:40 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- International coronavirus panic is being hyped by social media and news reports, but the actual death rate is the same as the flu and less people will die as the virus mutates, according to David Mabey, professor of communicable ... More >>

China Virus Kills 25 and Spreads Internationally

Friday, 24 January 2020, 4:08 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- In China, officials have cancelled air flights and trains out of Wuhan, a city of 11 million people which is the epicenter of a deadly coronavirus that has killed at least 25 people and sickened 830. More >>

Death Squad Leader Kills 1,000 & Dies

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 4:08 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- One of Indonesia's worst death squad leaders, 78-year-old Anwar Congo, has died decades after executing at least 1,000 suspected communists and others during a U.S.-backed purge which killed more than 50,000 people during the 1960s. More >>

Pope Francis Sought Acceptance in Buddhist Thailand

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 4:07 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Pope Francis' visit to Buddhist-majority Thailand focused attention on Catholic hill tribes and sexual abuse against women amid improving relations between the two religions quietly influenced by the army's failure to defeat southern Muslim ... More >>

Muslim Separatists' Attack is Bloodiest in 15 Years

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 4:08 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Suspected Muslim separatists attacked poorly defended road checkpoints killing at least 15 people, including five women, in the most deadly assault in several years in southern Thailand where more than 7,000 have died on ... More >>

Dalai Lama Says His "Feudal System...Should End"

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:31 am | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- In a surprise reversal, the Dalai Lama said his Tibetan Buddhist tradition of reincarnated dalai lamas "should end now" because the hierarchy created "a feudal system," a description echoing decades of communist China's ... More >>

Hong Kong's Wong Predicts Insurrection in Bangkok

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 1:05 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Hong Kong political activist Joshua Wong predicted Thailand's young people will unleash an urban insurrection "the same as Hong Kong youngsters did in the past four months" if Thailand's Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong ... More >>

Richard S. Ehrlich: "Implanted Communist Chips"

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 3:30 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Army Chief Gen. Apirat Kongsompong has announced a communist conspiracy is plotting to seize power in Thailand, led by elderly politicians and academics who had "implanted communist chips" in their brains. More >>

The Biggest Medical Marijuana Facility in Southeast Asia

Monday, 7 October 2019, 3:02 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand has built what's described as the biggest industrial-scale medical marijuana facility in Southeast Asia with 12,000 plants, and will soon allow everyone to grow six cannabis plants "in their back gardens like any other herb." More >>

Sam Rainsy Taunts Cambodia With Promise to Return

Monday, 16 September 2019, 3:06 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Cambodia's fugitive opposition leader Sam Rainsy says he will return from France on November 9 to his Southeast Asian homeland, where he faces at least 15 years imprisonment. More >>

Thailand Proudly Produces Its First Medical Marijuana

Monday, 19 August 2019, 3:48 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Unwilling to allow the public to get zonked or profit from recreational marijuana, Thailand has instead produced its first pharmaceutical THC and CBD oils, tablets, oral sprays, chocolate wafers and traditional potions after ... More >>

U.S., China & Russia: Rivals For Weaponry & Investment

Friday, 16 August 2019, 1:30 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent appearance at a Southeast Asian foreign ministers' conference occurred alongside his rival Chinese and Russian counterparts, with all three trying to woo Thailand's authoritarian government ... More >>



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