Vol. II No. 12 Saturday 22 March - 28 March 2003
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Whisky Distillers threaten to burn Thai Rak Thai membership cards

Unbottled anger at discriminatory tax laws

20,000 members of Local Liquor Distillers Network stormed Chiang Mai City Hall to protest against the Excise Department’s resolutions.

The protest group, led by Borisut Jaisard passed on the letter to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra though Chiang Mai Governor Pisit Khetphasook, opposing the Cabinet’s answer to their problems proposed on January 21 this year.

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Controversial high-rise municipal offices in the news again


Elephants and people join the celebration on 4th Thai Elephant Day

The 4th Thai Elephant Day was celebrated at the Mae Sa Camp and the National Elephant Institute, with many activities for both elephants and elephant lovers during the day. Being one of Thailand’s national symbols, elephants have been loved by the Thai people for many centuries.

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APIS students get ready for competitions in Nakon Sawan and Phrae

American Pacific International School (APIS) has recently opened its new Taekwondo Gym for staff and students. More than 20 students (ages 7 to 17) and staff are regularly training and learning the blocks and kicks that will eventually lead them to their black belts.

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Strong baht puts pressure on exports

The strength of the baht, which has reached a six-year high against the dollar, spells bad news for Thailand’s export competitiveness, a leading research institute has warned.

A report just out from the Thai Farmers Research Center (TRFC) said that mid-March’s six-month high of 42.47 baht to the greenback, down from 43.5-44 baht at the end of last year, was mainly due to a decline in the US dollar rather than domestic factors.

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Ms. Kannikar Thiraj (2nd left), senior sales manager of the Imperial Maeping Hotel is on hand to welcome Rewat Chamchalerm (center), the deputy supreme attorney-general on the occasion of his visit to Chiang Mai to attend an Asia-Pacific Attorney Association workshop for prosecutors held in Chiang Mai recently by the Office of the Supreme Attorney-General. With them are the hotel guest relations officer and receptionists.

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