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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 >>

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 >>