Vol. II No. 35 - Saturday August 30 - September 5, 2003
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Old farming methods being partly blamed for deforestation

National Parks Department trying to discourage slash-and-burn farming in remote areas

A debate is on in the north as to whether a farming technique used by some hill tribes is causing deforestation, and if it is, which is more important, indigenous farming techniques passed down through generations or preserving the rainforest?

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Nine killed in border drug shootout


Japanese soldiers remembered during WW II commemoration day held last week in Chiang Mai

Since World War II ended in 1945, nobody can deny that the lost and tears were left in any part of the world. Even a country like Thailand, which should not have been involved, was also forced to participate in the war, creating war stories that are recounted up to the present day.

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Four teams advance to semi-finals in Chiang Mai youth football tourney

Chiang Mai’s youth football tournament for 18-year-olds started August 23-24, and four teams made it through to the semi-finals scheduled for August 30. Finals are scheduled for August 31 at Chiang Mai Municipal stadium.

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Economist expresses concern over rising household debt

While speaking at a recent seminar, Chirathep Senivongs Na Ayudhya, an economist at the Bank of Thailand (BOT) said latest figures show a sharp increase in personal loans which is resulting in higher household debt.

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Mae Hong Son brainstorming for sustainable development

The House Committee for Tourism recently teamed up with Mae Hong Son Provincial Authorities to arrange a seminar titled, “Tourism and Local Organization Administration,” aimed at seeking effective strategies for developing sustainable tourism, and to strengthen the local tourism network.

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