Vol. III No. 29 - Saturday July 17- July 23, 2004

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Local Buddhists offended by Senator

Lanna people demand an apology

Chiang Mai people at Wat Loke Molee burn a picture of Senator Rabiabrat Pongpanich together with chili and salt to curse her and express their strong feelings against her.

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Give a thought - and a helping hand - to the disabled



Donations from Samsara and Wilde Ganzen benefits local schools

40,000 euro spent on the underprivileged

During the school season 2003/2004 the Dutch Foundations Wilde Ganzen and Samsara have spent 40,000 euro for school facilities at poor schools in the mountains of Mae Sariang. The first 20,000 euro projects were finished in January. The second 20,000 euro projects were finished during the last three months.

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Loads of fun at the Dreams & Teams festival in Lamphun

On Tuesday 29th June, the first Dreams and Teams sports festival organised entirely by secondary school students in the north took place at the Chakkham Kanathon School in Lamphun, while similar events were held in Bangkok on the same day. The opening was presided over by Dr Srisamorn Poomsa-ard, the director of the Bureau of Innovative Education of the Ministry of Education.

Dreams & Teams is a British Council pilot project run in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust in the UK and the Ministry of Education in Thailand. The aim is to develop young leaders and global citizens through sport. The project supports Thai educational reform by showcasing UK experience in the use of sport as a tool for developing leadership skills and creative teaching.

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Standard Chartered shares its award-winning ‘Living with HIV’ programme with Thai companies

Standard Chartered continues its dynamic leadership role in the fight against HIV/AIDS with the launch of a train-the-trainer programme for employees of its business partners and corporate customers. Last year Standard Chartered trained all of its 30,000 employees worldwide using its award-winning “Living with HIV” staff peer education programme, aimed at informing employees about the facts of HIV/AIDS, how it spreads, how it can be prevented and how to care for those infected and affected. Local employee champions who are culturally sensitive implement the programme. The programme is simple, adapts well to various communities and is successful in passing on the intended concept.

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The air wars escalate

And the winner is the traveler

2004 has seen a price war between the airlines, all vying to woo the traveler with lower and even lower fares. However, not all airlines believe that the way to attract the tourist dollar (or baht) is just to drop prices. There are other ways, according to AirAsia, one of the newer groups to drop in over the Chiang Mai skies.

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