Vol. III No. 14 - Saturday April  3 - April 9, 2004
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A most happy birthday to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

The Kingdom of Thailand on April 2 celebrates the most auspicious occasion of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s birthday. We at the Chiangmai Mail join the entire country with our most humble wishes for HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for a long, healthy and happy life. (For more information about Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn )

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War on poverty results in war on TRT



Ballet Extravaganza - Nutcracker 2004

Local ballet students, international dancers, popular Thai singer Maneenuch Smerasut and the Chiangmai Ballet Academy joined forces and proudly presented their third musical dance play ‘Nutcracker 2004’ at the Kad theatre.

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Prem wins National Swim Meet

9 schools from Bangkok and Chiang Mai join the fun!

Last weekend Prem hosted the PTIS Invitational Swim Meet which was attended by nine schools from Bangkok and Chiang Mai. On Saturday March 20, the junior swimmers competed, followed by the senior swimmers on Sunday March 21.

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Forces will be mobilized to combat economic crime

The Ministry of Justice recently conducted a brainstorming session aimed at thrashing out approaches to solve economic crime, warning that economic crime was costing the nation billions of baht each year.

Wisit Wisitsora-at, director of the ministry’s operations, addressed the seminar. Hinting of famous incidents of economic crime such as the Enron scandal in the US, Wisit warned, “These problems could happen to Thailand. Whatever agencies are involved, they must join hands to carry out audits, rather than leaving everything up to the Special Investigative Branch.”

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Protect, Position, Promote

9th PATA Mekong Tourism Forum, Chiang Mai

After a most successful and memorable welcome reception for the delegates by the TAT at the premises of the soon to open Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi Chiang Mai, the official welcome and opening address was delivered by the Minister of Tourism and Sport. H. E. Sontaya Khunpluem started with a ‘thank you’ to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) for its support and for choosing Chiang Mai as this year’s venue, as this will be boosting the confidence of people in the travel industry after the breakdown due to SARS in 2003.

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