Vol. II No. 21 Saturday 24 May - 30 May 2003
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Lampang officials arrested on drug charges

Bail application opposed by police

Police have arrested Phanom Supanek and his assistants, who were charged with drug dealing and highway tax sticker fraud, at a resort in Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai, May 19.

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WHO addresses AIDS in the Asia-Pacific region


The night before Visakha Bucha

Visakha Bucha Day is one of the most important Buddhist days, celebrating the birth, attaining enlightenment and death of the Lord Buddha. On this day, every part of Thailand celebrates by carrying out various activities, such as offering food to monks and performing the Wian Tian (ceremony of carrying lighted candles clockwise round a pagoda or temple).

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Thailand Championship Trials event

Nippon Oil Trial Honda 2003 Thailand Championship was arranged in Chiang Mai at the grounds in front of Saha Panich on May17. The overall winner would become Thailand’s champion trial rider.

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Inflation rises slightly in April

Latest figures show the country’s inflation rate in April was 0.4 percentage points higher than in March and 1.6 percentage points higher than it was in a year ago on April of 2002 due to rising domestic consumption which increased prices of food and beverages.

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Chiang Mai and Phuket link up

Chiang Mai and Phuket Tourism Business Associations will launch a new direct flight by Phuket Airlines flying between Chiang Mai and Phuket in September this year. This is an attempt to exchange domestic tourists between the two provinces and cope with the SARS crisis, declared Boonlert Pelera, president of Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association.

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