Vol. V No. 31 - Saturday July 29 - August 4, 2006
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Teenage murderers

Police took the alleged perpetrators to the scene to reenact the crime.

Gangsters in possession of weapons were recently arrested by officers of Provincial Police Bureau Region 5, in Chiang Mai.
On July 19, Pol. Lt. Gen. Panupong Singhara Na Ayuthaya, Commissioner of Provincial Police Bureau Region 5 and Pol. Maj. Gen. Jiruj Promobol, Commander of Chiang Mai Provincial Police gave a press conference to report on the arrest of several young men accused of committing robbery and murder in Chiang Mai.

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Thailand celebrates 54th birthday of HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn



Visit to Laos and Vietnam: Part One

This time our destinations in Laos were Savannakhet, Dansavanh, Lao Bao, and Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Danang and Hoi An in Quang Nam province in Vietnam.

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Chiang Mai Pool League: Pool League’s John Whiting calls it a day

After five years of running the Chiang Mai Pool League with the utmost efficiency, John Whiting has decided to call it quits at the end of this season. He told Chiangmai Mail, “I’ve simply had enough and that’s all there is to it. Obviously, I will help my successor by handing over the systems I use for working out fixtures and league tables and give any advice I can.”

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Lampang student wins NJ Spelling Bee 2006

Ronnakorn Jiamsiri-angkul, a student from Bunyawat Witthayalai School, Lampang won the right to represent the Northern Region with the highest score in the regional English spelling competition “NJ Spelling Bee 2006”. 500 college students entered the competition, coming from 14 Northern provinces; Kamphaeng Phet, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Sawan, Nan, Phayao, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Phrae, Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Lamphun, Sukhothai and Uttaradit.

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Japan provides rescue boats for Chiang Mai

Suwat Tantipat, Chiang Mai Governor and Katsuhiro Shinohara, Consul-General of Japan to Chiang Mai, jointly signed the funding contract for the rescue-boat project at the governor’s office on July 13. The Japanese government, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme (GGP) generously provided funds 1.68 million baht towards a project entitled “Prevention of Natural Disaster in Chiang Mai.”

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