Vol. II No. 52 - Saturday December 27 2003 - January 2, 2004
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PM Thaksin says he will retire before he is 60

Predicts great changes for Chiang Mai

PM Thaksin Shinawatra was the guest of honor at the 20 year anniversary of the Federation of Thai Industries, Chiang Mai and neighboring provinces, held at the Sheraton Hotel. He expressed extreme confidence in Thai economic stability and that Chiang Mai will be a beneficiary of his government’s policies, predicting that when he retires in five years time, Chiang Mai will be the city of the future.

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NEWS

Chiang Mai air pollution critical



FEATURES
SPORT

Gymkhana Sports Club Christmas Party

The Gymkhana Sports Club Christmas Party after the yearly Christmas Golf tournament, enjoys a long tradition amongst the members and friends of the club.

This year’s Christmas party had over 300 people attending. Plenty of Christmas cheers (and beers), a huge buffet including giant suckling pigs, turkey and spicy ‘som tam’, and other Thai specialties.

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Srichaphan brothers win doubles in Chiang Mai

Aussies refuse to admit defeat despite “injury”

The long awaited Paradorn Super Tour 2003 at the 700 Year Anniversary Sports Complex on December 18 saw the Srichaphan brothers pitted against the Australian team of Andrew Kratzmann and Sandon Stolle.Narathorn and Paradorn seemed to take the game a lot more seriously than the Kratzmann-Stolle team and had an easy win 6-3, 6-2.

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BUSINESS
TRAVEL & TOURISM

Property market expected to slow down next year

The government’s decision not to extend measures to stimulate the property business will put a brake on the real estate market growth next year, according to the Kasikorn Research Center (KRC).

The think tank said that the decision to end the collection of special business tax rates at 0.11 on property and to resume the normal tax at 3.3% would affect the real estate business, but not adversely because the market had already absorbed the news.

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Orient Thai’s One-Two- Go going places

But the B. 999 fare has One-Two-Gone

The week-long special “One-Two-Go” B. 999 promotion fare on the CNX-BKK route finished on December 24. Every day was a sell-out, and any travelers who wanted to fly with Orient Thai needed to make sure that their seat reservations were confirmed in advance.

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