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Thailand’s Prime Minister Say’s Thai Buddhists Should be Ashamed of their Sins

– BANGKOK – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha addressing Thailand on national television this week, reminded Thai’s to follow the teachings of the Lord Buddha and abstain from every form of evil. His comments come after leading his cabinet members to pay a courtesy call on His Holiness Somdet Phra Arayawongsakhatayan. Relayed the message from […]

February 18th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

North Korean Man Arrested in Malaysia in Connection with the Murder of Kim Jong-nam

  – KUALA LUMPUR –  A North Korea man has been arrested in Malaysia in connection with the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader’s half brother, as a diplomatic row erupted over the body. Saying the first autopsy had been inconclusive, Malaysian authorities said they would perform a second post-mortem to try […]

February 18th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Thailand’s Junta Approves Controversial Coal Power Plant in Krabi

– KRABI – Thailand’s Prime Minister said Friday that the National Energy Policy Committee has approved the construction of an controversial 800-megawatt coal power plant near pristine beaches on the Andaman Sea, despite concerns from environmentalists and local citizens. The plant and an accompanying dock are slated to be built next to an existing oil […]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Thailand Presented with 2,000-year-old Tipitaka Written on Palm Leaves from Norway

. BANGKOK – The Norwegian Ambassador to Thailand, Kjetil Paulsen and the Conservation Institute of Schoyen from Norway presented to the Kingdom of Thailand a  2,000-year-old Tipitaka today in Bankok. The Tipitaka was enshrined at Wat Saket in Bangkok last night, with Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office Omsin Chiwaphruek chairing the ceremony. National […]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Philippine President Pressed to Disclose $40 Million in Undeclared Bank Deposits

 .  . MANILA –  A Philippines opposition senator pressed President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday to publicly release details of his bank accounts to disprove allegations that he had large sums of undeclared money. Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV first alleged Duterte had unexplained wealth during the presidential campaign last year. He told a news conference he […]

February 16th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

China to Add Carfentanil and Three Related Synthetic Opioids to it’s Controlled Substances List

. . SHANGHAI – China is adding the deadly elephant tranquilizer carfentanil and three related synthetic opioids to its list of controlled substances effective March 1, China’s National Narcotics Control Commission said Thursday. The move closes a major loophole in the global regulation of a substance so lethal it has been used as a chemical […]

February 16th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Malaysian Police Arrest Two More Suspects Tied to the Murder of Kim Jong Nam

. . KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian authorities on Thursday announced the arrests of two more suspects in the death of the North Korean leader’s half brother, whose apparent assassination this week unleashed tales of spectacular intrigue: a pair of women assailants, a broad-daylight killing and a dictator-sibling out for blood. But investigators were still piecing […]

February 16th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

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