Vol. III No. 1 - Saturday January 3 - January 9, 2004
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Youth gang violence erupts in Chiang Mai

One bomb, many gunshots ring out over holidays

At least two people were injured over the Christmas holiday during separate rival youth gang related attacks in Chiang Mai, as youth gang violence has begun to escalate.

Late Christmas Eve, a bomb was detonated close to the Chiangmai Mail offices, and the Chiangmai Mail editor’s residence, in the Im-boon Housing Estate, Muang District. Apparently rival youths gangs began brawling during their holiday party at the new entertainment outlets in the area, which spilled over into the housing estate nearby.

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35 lucky dogs rescued from a horrible death


Final Wiengping Games in Chiang Mai

Two thumbs-up to the Grand Opening of the 14th Rajabhat Institute’s Sports Competition of Thailand, the “Wiengping Games” with Chiang Mai as the host.

It was a spectacular opening presided over by Adisai Photaramik; Minister of Education. The first performance was concerning the history of Lanna culture with a great light and sound presentation followed by Thai Lanna dancing.

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World tennis - Stolle Vs Kratzmann

Tie me Kangaroos down, Sports!

The recent Paradorn Super tour brought world-class players to Chiang Mai, amongst them Sandon Stolle and Andrew Kratzmann from Australia, both high-ranking ATP serious professionals, but both with that ‘Down-under’ sense of humor, as we found out during the match.

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One-time royalty fees suggested for karaoke venues

The Thai government is trying to give the county’s karaoke venues a break. GMM Grammy Plc, Thailand’s biggest music-recording company, RS Promotion Plc and their rivals have been asked to stop charging monthly fees for playing their songs.

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Buddhist legacies in South East Asia

The Ecole Francaise d’Extreme-Orient united in Bangkok

The 3 days international conference at the Sirindhorn Anthropological Centre (SAC) in Thonburi/Bangkok on December 18-20, 2003 was ceremonially opened by H.R.H. Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra in celebration of the auspicious occasion of her 80th birthday anniversary.

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