Vol. II No. 37 - Saturday September 13 - September 19, 2003
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Heavy rain causes flash floods in Chiang Rai

One death, schools closed and arable land damaged

Heavy rain for consecutive days caused flash floods last week in many areas of Chiang Rai Province, and resulted in one death.

Into Kanthasaeng, 53, a Moo 3 Tambon Patueng villager, drowned when flash floods in the stream nearby his house in Mae Chan swept him away. He was allegedly intoxicated at the time.

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Teen gangs on robbery spree in Nan


Past R.I. President Bhichai Rattakul addresses Chiang Mai - Rotarians

The Rotary Club of Chiang Mai had the honor and privilege to welcome H.E. Bhichai Rattakul, whose 1 year tenure as President of Rotary International came to an end in June this year. Khun Bhichai was the first ever Thai national to lead one of the world’s greatest service organizations, encompassing over 1.2 million members in over 31,000 clubs in 166 countries.

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Chiang Mai Pool League

Match of the Week - Rock Hard dismember December

Rock Hard’s surge for the title continued as they moved to within points difference of the top of the table. Manager Jo’s in-form side knew that a win here would bring them into level first place, should O’Malley’s fail to win away to No Name Cafe.

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Myanmar gives green light to economic road link

A Thai private sector company has begun construction on a 2.8 billion baht road linking the southern province of Prachuap Khiri Khan in Thailand with Tenasserim and Myeik in Myanmar, following authorization from Myanmar’s Mon State.

Phisan Nakho, coordinator for Vantage Co. Ltd., which has won a concession from Myanmar’s State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) for the construction of the 195 kilometer road, announced that Myanmar had given authorization for Summit Grade Co. (otherwise known as Sam Prasit Co.) to bring personnel, machinery and equipment into Myanmar in order to build the cross-border route passing through Baan Moo Dong, opposite Thailand’s Singkhorn checkpoint.

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“Privilege Card” soon on sale

The first set of Thailand’s ‘privilege card’ for affluent tourists will be in service domestically on 15 September, with an overseas launch of the card in major cities to be followed soon.

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has agreed with the ‘privilege card’ project approved by the cabinet, said Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Juthamas Siriwan, adding that a company owned by the TAT, named Thailand Privilege Card Company, would run the project.

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