Vol. III No. 9 - Saturday February 28 - March 5, 2004
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Lights go out at midnight on March 1

Personal freedom goes out too?

Chiang Mai province is being forced to take its ‘social order’ responsibilities seriously regarding the zoning for entertainment outlets and punishments for those breaking the rules.

Following a survey by Deputy Prime Minister Purachai Piumsombun, along with Deputy Minister of Interior Pracha Maleenont, the new closing hours will come into force on March 1.

In Chiang Mai, the proposed zoning areas are around the ring roads, starting from Chiang Mai City Hall, ending at the areas behind Payap University. Many entrepreneurs have expressed disagreement with the new rules and regulations with suggestions that the government should be prepared to review the effects of the legislation within three to six months, before too many businesses go to the wall.

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Buddha snatching gang apprehended


Kindness in Action - in Action in Thailand

Pictures speak more than a thousand words

Kindness in Action is an organization that lives up to its name. Bringing dentists, assistants and equipment from Canada, the group spent over a week of their valuable time working in some of northern Thailand’s most remote and poorest villages. Ably assisted by Dr. Rewadee from the McKean Center, the group was photographed by Michael Jacobsen while providing treatment to over a thousand adults and children at Huay Tom village outside of Lamphun.

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Historic win for Chiang Mai Junior Cricket

Kurt Penny from Prem Tinsulanonda earns man of the match

Members of the Chiang Mai Schools Cricket Alliance, families, friends and spectators witnessed a nail biting finale to the first Under 13 National Cricket Tournament here in Chiang Mai. What a weekend! The first game commenced on Saturday morning at 9 a.m., between Bangkok and Petchaboon. This was watched with trepidation and expectation as most of the boys had never played in a national tournament. Bangkok showed their prowess against a keen but less experienced side. Bangkok won comfortably with a score of 127 for Bangkok and 81 for Petchaboon.

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Commerce with a conscience

UK Ambassador for British Business to address Chiang Mai

The International Peace Foundation in cooperation with Chiang Mai University will bring another participant in the event series “Bridges - Dialogues towards a culture of peace” to Chiang Mai.

Dame Anita Roddick, founder of ‘The Body Shop’, will give a keynote speech at Chiang Mai University (Faculty of Business Administration) on Thursday, March 4, at 10 a.m. Her topic will be, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Trade’.

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Restoring confidence in travel

ASEAN NTO’s addressed

More than just another travel mart, the annual ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) provides a platform for the discussion of ongoing issues facing the tourism industry with the ten national tourism organizations (NTO’s) from ASEAN.

South East Asia represents one of the fastest growing tourism markets in the world and it looks obvious that this trend will continue into the next coming years. The ASEAN member nations offer unlimited variety in terms of culture, history, landscape, flora and fauna, making the region Asia’s perfect 10 paradise.

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