Vol. II No. 34 - Saturday August 23 - August 29, 2003
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Chiang Mai people light candles to humbly bless Her Majesty Queen Sirikit

Long live HM the Queen

On August 12, every organization in Chiang Mai gathered to bless Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on her 71st birthday anniversary.

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Where have all the CMU busses gone?



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The Voice of Youth: Heard around the World  

Chiangmai Mail special correspondent Peter Cummins was recently in Sri Lanka on an assignment with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and he found the country - especially its children - bearing a number of similarities to our own Thailand. There was an air of hope, expectation and increasing tolerance, especially among the younger generations who have known violence for most of their lives.

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Lanna Canoe and Kayak Team takes top spots in national rowing competition

Karn Khansuwan and Anusorn Sommitre, national athletes from Lanna Canoe and Kayak Team, earned overall male K2 gold medals last weekend in the Thailand Paddle Boat National Competition at Huay Tung Tao Reservoir, Chiang Mai.

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BUSINESS
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BOT forecasts 3.5-5% growth for third and forth quarter

A recent report by the Bank of Thailand (BOT said the country’s economic growth in the third quarter is projected at only 3.5-5 percent, a further decline from the first and second quarters. The report also stated that there is a 64 percent possibility that the economic expansion in the fourth quarter would also be about 3.5-5 percent.

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Emirates’ launch-flights arrive in Auckland

Maurice Flanagan, vice chairman and group president, arrived on the second inaugural flight, from Melbourne, and was greeted by the mayor of Manukau City, Sir Barry Curtis. Sheikh Ahmed’s delegation included New Zealander Gary Chapman, president Dnata and Associated Companies; Ghaith Al Ghaith, executive vice president commercial operations worldwide; and Ram Menen, senior vice president cargo.

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