Vol. VI No. 22 - Tuesday July 24 - July 30, 2007
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White elephant fountain moved after seven year dispute

The White Elephant fountain gone again but this one was relocated.

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Cyber crime law goes into effect

The Information and Communications Technology Minister Sitthichai Pookaiyaudom said the new cyber crime law, implemented for the first time last Wednesday, to counter cyber crimes, will not affect the public’s use of computers or Internet services and was only designed to combat crimes involving national security, lese majeste, medical and pornography offenses.
The ICT minister said the new law will by no means violate individual freedom to surf cyberspace or deny normal public access to Internet and E-mail services, only content considered detrimental to national security and the monarchy or violating medical ethics and pornography will be scanned and tracked to those who may have generated it.

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A farewell message from US Consul General Beatrice Camp


School children in Mae Sariang receive generous help

The Samsara Foundation together with the Wilde Ganzen Foundation of Holland has donated funds to build a canteen in Huay Pung Mai School located on the top of the mountain in Mae Sariang.

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Insurance company finds thieves like luxury cars!

It is amazing the stuff that you can read. An insurance company in Australia has paid somebody to go through their files and they have discovered that thieves go for the top end of the auto market, and not the cheapies!

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Around town

Congratulations to the newlyweds Robert Steer and Audrey Chinn who celebrated their wedding in Chiang Mai onboard a river boat from the Riverside Restaurant with their friends and family.

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Chiang Mai’s talented elephants become fashion designers

A group of elephants was first trained to paint seven years ago by using their trunks in Chiang Mai. At first, all elephant arts were created in abstract styles. In 2002, paintings by elephant were developed from abstract to realistic style as can be seen from painting of flowers, bamboo and bunch of grapes for the first time in the world.

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