Vol. III No. 26 - Saturday June 26 - July 2, 2004

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Dangerous dengue hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Chiang Mai

Symptoms to look out for, especially in children

A municipal worker sprays chemicals to kill the mosquitoes to prevent the spread of dengue hemorrhagic fever.

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Road accident statistics released



Pu Sae and Ya Sae spirit ceremony

Pu Sae and Ya Sae ceremony is known locally as "Liang Dong", and has been considered a significant ceremony of the Lua minority group settled in Chiang Mai. The "Liang Dong" means the ceremony to make offerings to ghosts’ souls and spirits in the forest.

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Rock Hard Chris wins ESC European Safety Concepts and O’Malley’s Irish Pub pool tournament

32 participants attracted to knockout tournament

The largest prize purse in the local pool scene attracted a record 32 entries for the knockout tournament at O’Malley’s Irish Pub in the Anusarn Market. Cash prizes totaling 23,000 baht drew a large crowd, with Steve Graham, the managing director of E.S.C. being the donor. 12,000 baht plus a trophy was designated for the overall winner, and smaller amounts for second, third and fourth places respectively, plus food vouchers for the group in the last eight.

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Cooperation among Mekong River countries needs strengthening

Slow progress and Chinese dams a problem

China insists on constructing more dams along the Mekong River in its territory, although this will cause shallows and slow the flow in countries in the lower sections of the river.

China claims that it must construct at least 10 dams, said Siriporn Chaimongkol, head of the Economic Relations Promotion Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ International Economy Department.

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THAI introduces special bonus for Royal Orchid Plus members on Scandinavian routes

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited announced a special offer of "bonus miles" for Royal Orchid Plus members traveling on its new class of travel, on Scandinavian flights, between Bangkok-Copenhagen and Bangkok-Stockholm, effective immediately.

Suthep Suebsantiwongse, THAI’s commercial executive vice president, said this is being done to meet passengers’ needs, demand in the Scandinavian market, and provide passengers with special services with "Touches of Thai" comfort. THAI offers special bonus miles and additional benefits for ROP members as follows:

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