Vol. III No. 8 - Saturday February 21 - February 27, 2004
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Nightriders ignore helmet rule

Young adults the main offenders - and the most killed

The Chiangmai Mail carried out its own survey last week to see if local motorcyclists were heeding the police call to turn on their headlights and wear their helmets. The results turned out to be very surprising. Obviously the person shown here is none too concerned about his own safety or that of his two children. It will be unlikely that the road toll will be less at Songkran if the helmet rule continues to be ignored by those most at risk. For more.

The much vaunted police crackdown on motorcyclists is largely being ignored by the group most at risk – young motorcyclists. The Chiangmai Mail carried out its own survey last week to see if the local motorcyclists were heeding the police call to turn on their headlights and wear their helmets. The results turned out to be very surprising.

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NEWS

A nightmare lived - Georg Taubmann reflects on 102 days in Taliban captivity



FEATURES
SPORT

Chiang Mai celebrates 3rd Mardi Gras Festival

Numbers down, despite impressive line-up of VIP’s

Chiang Mai’s 3rd Mardi Gras festival was organized by Chiang Mai Provincial Authorities, the Municipality and the Tourism Authority of Thailand to mark the opening of the tourist high season for the north. It was hoped the four day and night event would draw Thais and foreign tourists to the city.

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Varee Chiang Mai Sports Day

Varee Chiang Mai School held its own mini Olympic Games last Friday in a fun action packed day of sports and athletic activity.

The brand new school’s first ever sports day started with a spectacular grand opening, in which students dressed in vibrant team colors red, blue, yellow and green paraded around the field in a dramatic display setting the day off with a bang.

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BUSINESS
TRAVEL & TOURISM

EGAT privatization ‘necessary for energy hub vision’

A senior Energy Ministry official has touted the proposed privatization of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) as the only mean to strengthen the organization, and enable it to participate in the government’s plan of transforming Thailand into a regional energy hub.

Speaking at a recent public hearing on the EGAT privatization, Viset Choopiban, assistant to the energy minister, said that the privatization would allow EGAT to mobilize its own capital for investment projects, while reducing the state’s burden as a guarantor of loans.

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Adventure along the Mekong in “Visit Nakhon Phanom Year 2004”

Now daily direct flights with Phuket Air

As part of the “Unseen Thailand” campaign, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) organized a familiarization trip to Isaan, the northeastern part of the kingdom. This was a 6 day - 5 nights soft adventure tour program along the mighty Mekong River.

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