Category Archives: News

Pro-Election Rallies in Pictures

The “Bangkok shutdown” was today and a large number of people came out for it. CNN estimated 50,000. Others say less. Protest leader Suthep suggested 180,000. Michael Yon estimated hundreds of thousands… World and national media focused most of their coverage on … Continue reading

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Rosewood Logging in Ubon

Illegal Rosewood logging continues. This was near Khemmarat, Ubon on January 7, 2014. It’s very valuable wood and you routinely hear of Cambodians being shot on the Southern border of Isan trying to cut it. This is on the Laos … Continue reading

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Rosewood “Poaching” in Sisaket

ThaiPBS has a couple articles relevant to this part of the country this week. Several “tree poachers” were killed in Sisaket the other day. I’ve written about illegal logging in Phanom Dong Rak in the past and this was the … Continue reading

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Ubon in the News

Forbes has a story on the Global House founder and a bit on growth in Isan that’s worth reading. I would love to find a good in depth article about Isan’s growth right now. I’m no economist but I still … Continue reading

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Visiting Yala – Part 3

This is the last post in my mini series about Yala. See Part 1 and Part 2. The Deep South of Thailand has some unique signs you don’t see around the rest of the country. Below are a few of … Continue reading

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Visiting Yala – Part 1

Yala is in the news a lot because of the continuing insurgency in Thailand’s Deep South. Prime Minister Yingluck was just there a few days ago and I just returned from a trip to visit a friend who grew up … Continue reading

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Ubon Construction Update

I had a few hours of rare free time today in Ubon while waiting for a flight so I thought I’d ride the motorbike around and check on some of the new construction. My first stop was the Ubon Square … Continue reading

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May 19, 2010 Red Shirt Crackdown Timeline

On May 19, 2010 the Thai military began a crackdown on the red shirt protesters around Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok. The following is a timeline of events that day from news, Twitter, Facebook and other sources… 03:56 – First reports … Continue reading

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President Obama Teaches PM Cameron the Game of Basketball

President Obama treated PM Cameron to a game of basketball this week. I love sports and I love my British friends so this is for them.

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Illegal Logging in Phanom Dong Rak

The Bangkok Post has an article today about 38 illegal Cambodian loggers caught in Sisaket province yesterday. Perhaps that’s why I saw a dozen truckloads of soldiers heading in that direction from Ubon & Sisaket yesterday: “A combined task force … Continue reading

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