Vol. III No. 3 - Saturday January 17 - January 23, 2004
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31st National University Tongkwao Games opens in spectacular style

Flames, fire and balloons

(Phitsanu Thepthong and Chin Ratitamakul) A female fire-dancer breathes fire for the thousands of people who witnessed the 31st National University Tongkwao Games opening ceremony on Children’s Day at the 700 Year Anniversary sports stadium. (More photos and details on the back page this week)

Thousands of people, sportsmen and women, attended the 700 Year Anniversary sports stadium on the evening of Children’s Day to witness the opening ceremony of the 31st National University Tongkwao Games. The event was graciously presided over by the representative of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, Air Chief Marshal Rangsarn Disthabanchong.

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NEWS

Teenage gang detonates bomb at public concert



FEATURES
SPORT

Pure Heart Project satisfies a heart-felt need on Children’s Day

The theme of this year’s Children’s Day was ‘Love your country, love your parents, learn to be good and your future will be bright’. All wonderful sentiments, but there are still thousands of children in the north of Thailand who can not live on love alone - food, warm shelter and education are needed to achieve this bright future.

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For the love of a game

There are many reasons why a person leaves the country of their birth, their family and friends to start a new life - mostly not for the reason we did it - for the love of a game, the game of cricket.

Why did two relatively sane people come to Thailand for one week and decide to stay?

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BUSINESS
TRAVEL & TOURISM

DEP to organize more training courses

The Department of Export Promotion (DEP) is expecting more businesses will be trading internationally within three years.

Benchawan Rattanaprayoon, deputy director-general of DEP said that the Thai government is promoting and developing businessmen, especially exporters, to promote Thai exports abroad, particularly the OTOP products.

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Tourists flock to see 800,000 year-old trees

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Prapat Panyachatraksa expressed concern for the fate of fossilized Malabar ironwood trees thought to be over 800,000 years old discovered in Tak Province.

Prapat said that reports from the Department of Mineral Resources suggested that the fossilized Malabar ironwood logs, discovered in the Mae Salit-Pong Daeng Forestry Reserve, were the largest and most complete of their kind ever to have been found in Thailand.

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