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Revolutionary Years: 2020-2021

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 2:04 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's 68-year-old king and his loyal, testy prime minister suffered a dangerous 2020, relentlessly exposed to loud, satirical, young revolutionaries in the streets demanding democracy and limits to the monarch's wealth and security ... More >>

Lucky Coup Among Authoritarian Regimes

Friday, 12 February 2021, 11:03 am | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Myanmar's coup leader may be lucky his Southeast Asian country is wedged among authoritarian regimes which are interested in making money by accessing its natural resources and strategic geography, instead of condemning the destruction ... More >>

Coup Leader Grabs Absolute Power At Dawn

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 6:59 am | Richard S. Ehrlich

By Richard S. Ehrlich BANGKOK, Thailand -- By seizing power, Myanmar's new coup leader Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has protected his murky financial investments and the military's domination, but some of his incoming international ... More >>

A Military Coup Zaps Burma, Aka Myanmar

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 3:19 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Myanmar's military seized power in a coup on February 1, detained internationally disgraced civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other recently elected officials, and declared a one-year State of Emergency because voting was marred by ... More >>

A Military Coup Zaps Burma, Aka Myanmar

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 3:19 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Myanmar's military seized power in a coup on February 1, detained internationally disgraced civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other recently elected officials, and declared a one-year State of Emergency because voting was marred by ... More >>

FBI Busts Tibetan-American NY Police "Spy" For China

Monday, 12 October 2020, 4:14 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The U.S. Justice Department arrested and charged a Tibetan-American New York City police officer as an "illegal agent" involved in "intelligence gathering" for China during the past six years, after he fought as a U.S. Marine ... More >>

International Boycott Called Against Disney's "Mulan"

Monday, 21 September 2020, 1:43 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's democracy activists, angered by Hong Kong's police brutality, joined an international "Mulan" boycott which expanded after Disney thanked China's security forces for help with filming in a desert where one ... More >>

America Vs. China After The Junta

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 4:26 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

One year after becoming an elected civilian prime minister, military coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha is tightening security links with the Pentagon, increasing financial deals with China, and enjoying applause for containing COVID-19 at 58 dead with no ... More >>

Racism & Black Lives Matter In Thailand

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 12:00 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The Black Lives Matter (BLM) call to action has come to this Buddhist-majority society which is grappling with discrimination against dark-skinned Thais, while some foreign black people say they personally suffer racism here but ... More >>

The CIA, Prostitutes & Wars: Bangkok's Patpong Museum

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 4:23 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- When the CIA's most macabre paramilitary officer Tony "Poe" Poshepny demanded and received the hacked-off ears and heads of communists in Laos during the Vietnam War, no one predicted he would become an exhibit in a new museum ... More >>

America Vs. China: Influence, Propaganda & COVID-19

Monday, 8 June 2020, 12:17 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Southeast Asia is resisting the harsh U.S.-China blame game over COVID-19, preferring to maintain financial links with both, but Beijing appears to enjoy a better image among the region's hearts and minds. "Southeast Asian ... More >>

543 Dead Horses - Mass Graves & A Spreading Virus

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 4:10 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- An uncontrolled virus killed at least 543 horses and many are being buried in mass graves, amid suspicion that imported zebras brought the disease which is ravaging Thailand's international multi-million-dollar racing and horse ... More >>

Why More American COVID Deaths Than In Vietnam War

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 4:30 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- More Americans have died from COVID-19 than were killed during 16 years of the Vietnam War, a grim milestone coinciding with Hanoi officially reporting zero deaths from the coronavirus. "Fighting the epidemic is like fighting against ... More >>

Chinese Are Slaughtered In A War Of Memes & Politics

Monday, 20 April 2020, 8:27 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- A vicious, hilarious, political war has erupted on the Internet between Thailand's satirical dissidents and China's outraged nationalists, prompting the Chinese embassy in Bangkok to complain, apparently in vain. "The recent ... More >>

186 Dead Horses From a "Cruel" & "Devastating" Virus

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 5:24 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- For the first time in Thailand, a rapidly spreading "cruel" and "devastating" virus has killed least 186 horses by attacking the animals' lungs, causing fever and death within hours. More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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