Vol. II No. 26 Saturday 28 June - 4 July 2003
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Thailand and Burma sign MOU on labor exchange

Illegal workers will be repatriated - only contract workers can be employed

Thai and Burmese governments signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation over the employment of workers during the second Asia Cooperation Dialogue meeting in Chiang Mai. The formal signing ceremony was carried out by Thailand’s Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai and Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Win Aung, and was witnessed by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

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India joins Asian nations’anti- drug fight


Elephants - the national treasures of Thailand

Five weeks ago, a one-year-old baby elephant, Plai Boonrod fell into a ravine in the forest, while a female elephant from Laos stepped on a landmine 2 weeks ago. Both were lucky to survive, and now both are receiving treatment at the Elephant Hospital in the Thai Elephant Conservation Center, Lampang.

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End of the year netball game at Prem

With the international school year coming to a close and the school sports season already over due to all the schools breaking up on different dates, Prem staff decided to take on the kids in a variety of sports.

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Mekong countries urged to draw up trade and investment strategies

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak is urging countries in the Mekong Sub-region to work together in drawing up trade and investment strategies in a bid to attract higher levels of foreign investment.

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TAT studies long stay tourism in the north

Twenty TAT staff from Bangkok recently visited the north to study the viability of promoting long stay tourism in Chiang Mai and Lamphun.

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