Vol. II No. 33 - Saturday August 16 - August 22, 2003
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People take to the streets to protest against imprisoning farmers

Land ownership reforms called for by NPF

More than 300 people from both Chiang Mai and Lamphun provinces, facing a problem with land ownership, protested in front of the Community Organization Development Institute, northern office in Tambon Nong Hoi, Chiang Mai, against the government policy of imprisoning 73 farmers.

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PM pushes the SME concept for APEC economic stability


Opening ceremony of Amazing Thai Local Wisdom Fair dazzles audience

Last weekend was a busy time in Chiang Mai when the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) organized the “Opening ceremony of Amazing Thai Local Wisdom Fair” at Khuang Thapae. The town was almost sealed off to make space for delegates from the APEC SME conference, their accompanying entourage, foreign media, and ministers from 21 countries.

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Over 100 skaters pass the puck during IIHF ice hockey training camp last week in Chiang Mai

Over 100 youthful skaters from six countries perhaps took another stride in their quest to become ice hockey stars last week when the International Ice Hockey Federation held a weeklong training camp at the Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex in Chiang Mai. Meetings were also held at Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel.

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Inflation remains stable after slight increase in first 7 months

The consumer price index for July remained unchanged from the previous month, putting the inflation rate for the first seven months of the year at 1.8 percent, well within the target for the year as a whole, according to new data released yesterday by the Ministry of Commerce.

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Eco-tourism mooted for Chai Prakan district

A pilot tourism project has been launched after natural springs were discovered in Chai Prakan District, Chiang Mai. Watcharin Srisattabud, head of the research project, said that the natural resources and environmental conditions in both Den Rong and Tham Nong Bia villages could be developed into new tourism sites.

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