Vol. III No. 24 - Saturday June 12 - June 18, 2004

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EGAT protests generating a strong undercurrent

Well-organized opposition to PM Thaksin’s privatisation plans

About 1,000 protesters, led by Sudchai Somchorm of the PEA Union, assembled in Chiang Mai on June 4 to protest the government’s EGAT privatisation plan.

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Fire causes 0.5 mio baht damage to city building



The Secret of Dreams Fund Raising Event

Helping children’s dreams come true

Subnotic, a new events and promotion agency in Chiang Mai, made their debut in trying to make dreams come true. The event team directors Ulrike Kneitschel and Anong Neuhaus dedicated the event to assisting the three children’s charities comprising of the regional Juvenile Training Center 7, a center for mentally retarded children; the ‘School for Life’ where 20 percent of the 170 children in the small elementary school are AIDS orphans; and the Foundation for Disabled Children in Thailand.

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You can Be No 1 Cheerleader

A trophy from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is the grand prize awaiting the winner of the To Be Number One Cheerleader Thailand Championship 2004 at the northern region contest, to take place June 26-27 at the Central Airport Plaza, Chiang Mai.

Jointly arranged by the Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), Northern Office; the Mental Health Department; Mac Media and Central Airport Plaza, Chiang Mai, the nationwide event is searching for regional winners to compete in the final round of the championship in Bangkok on August 21.

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Thailand to join ‘Week on ASEAN Cultures’ in Vietnam

Thailand and other member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are preparing to organize a regional cultural event, dubbed ‘Week on ASEAN Cultures, scheduled to be held in Vietnam in August. The Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Culture, and representatives from the ASEAN countries discussed the plan recently in Hanoi.

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New expansion for AirAsia in Thailand

Bangkok - Penang for 500 baht one way!

AirAsia announced it will increase its network in June from Bangkok Don Muang International Airport. With the delivery of its fourth Boeing 737-300 for its Thai operations, AirAsia will add two new destinations.

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