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Coup Leader Wins Election & Pentagon Hopes to Train

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

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha ended his five-year-long junta and took over the defense ministry when his new government was recently sworn in, nearly four months after an election to reaffirm him as prime minister. More >>

A Railway Now Links Thailand and Cambodia

Monday, 22 July 2019, 3:09 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Tourists, gamblers, traders and residents can now travel by train between Bangkok and the Thai-Cambodian border for the first time after tracks were cut 45 years ago, when U.S. and Cambodian forces began losing their war against ... More >>

Israel Teaches the Philippine Army to Fight Insurgents

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 3:07 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Israel has taught the Philippine Army for the first time how to fight Muslim separatists and communist guerrillas, the latest tightening of relations between the two nations which includes Israeli weapons sales and sharing intelligence ... More >>

The Panchen Lama, Age 6, Captured by China

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 3:13 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The U.S. government's media and a Dalai Lama-supported campaign to liberate Tibetan political prisoners have published two portraits of what the Panchen Lama's face could now look like on his 30th birthday and are demanding to ... More >>

Thailand's King Crowns Himself After Surprise Wedding

Friday, 3 May 2019, 2:21 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- King "Maha" Vajiralongkorn crowns himself monarch on Saturday (May 4) during a three-day multimillion-dollar coronation steeped in ancient Hindu and Buddhist rituals confirming he is Rama X, 10th in the Chakri dynasty ... More >>

Thailand: Fugitive Lovers Fear Execution For Hexagonal Pod

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 1:53 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- A U.S. retired defense contractor with wartime experience in Iraq and Afghanistan was on the run April 24 with his bitcoin-savvy girlfriend, fearing Bangkok's military government will execute them for living on a floating platform ... More >>

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 >>



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