Army Overthrows David Thompson In Cuisine Coup

BANGKOK – Tanks rolled in the streets of Bangkok once again as Thailand’s military launched an overnight coup to overthrow the reigning leaders of Thai food, Michelin-star chefs David Thompson and Henrik Yde-Andersen. Shortly after midnight, the Army’s First Battalion sent two armored divisions into downtown Bangkok to surround the Metropolitan Hotel on Sathorn Road, where Thompson’s seat of... 

Confused Burmese Troops Cross Border Into Taiwan

TAIPEI — The decades-old ethnic conflict along Burma’s eastern frontier took a surprising turn on Thursday when soldiers of the Burmese army in pursuit of Karen rebels mistakenly crossed the border into Taiwan, international security experts say. A military analyst in Bangkok said around two dozen Burmese soldiers had been chasing a small band of Karen National Liberation Army fighters near... 

Viktor Bout To Be Extradited By Auction

BANGKOK – The Foreign Ministry announced today a halt to the extradition proceedings of alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to the US. Instead, the former KGB agent and supposed inspiration for the film “Lord of War” will be extradited to the highest bidder in an attempt at fairness and transparency. “The Russians lobbied hard to influence the original Criminal Court trial, which ended... 

Gov’t Cancels All Decisions Until ‘Film’ Paternity Scandal Sorts Itself Out

BANGKOK – Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva announced today the suspension of all major government activities, including post appointments, budget decisions, foreign state visits, prosecution of arrested red shirt leaders, and 3G licensing until the paternity scandal involving actor-singer Rattapoom “Film” Tokongsub reaches a satisfactory conclusion. “This is not the time for any kind...