Vol. III No. 31 - Saturday July 31- August 6, 2004

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Hill tribes people arrested on forest encroachment charges

Claims of ethnic prejudice by Forestry Department

The accused hill tribes people, including women and the elderly, are let out of the paddy wagon for further confinement at the Chiang Mai Provincial Court. (Photo courtesy of Northern Farmers and Ethnic Groups Network of Thailand)

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Alien labor registrations proceeding in Chiang Mai



Nan province national park attracts tourists with rare flora and fauna

The Chompoo Phukha or Bretschneidera sinesis is a rare species of tree found only in Thailand. This is now being used as a tourist attraction, said Poonsatit Wongsawat, chief of the Doi Phuka National Park in tambon Phukha, Pua district, Nan province.

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The Battle of the Farangs

In response to Sepp Blatter’s call for European stars to help promote football in Asia, the Farangutans of Chiang Mai once again set the standard for the rest of the weary world to follow.

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The new Chedi Chiang Mai

24/7 construction to meet January opening

A new hotel is being built in Chiang Mai, on the corner opposite the Alliance Francaise and the well known Italian restaurant Piccola Roma. The projected completion is January next year, and to make the deadline, work is being carried out, non stop, 24 hours a day.

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Will the Bird catch the worms?

Nok Air opens with Royal support

Nok Air, the long awaited new low cost airline that is dedicated to broaden the Thai horizons opening travel between Bangkok and the provinces had its official launch ceremony on Thursday, July 22.

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