Vol. VII No. 11 - Tuesday  March 11 - March 17, 2008
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Election of Chiang Mai
senators passes without incident

Hill tribesmen went to the poll station to vote for their senator.

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More purges at Department of Special Investigation

On Thursday, Justice Minister Sompong Amornwiwat transferred two deputy directors-general and 29 other officials of the Department of Special Investigation to a newly-formed anti-corruption agency, just a week after the abrupt removal of former DSI chief Sunai Manomai-udom. Amongst those being transferred was Pornchai Assawawattanaporn, the DSI deputy director-general who was handling a major case involving ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife Pojaman over alleged concealment of their shareholdings in SC Asset Corp, a listed property company.
DSI spokesman Police Colonel Narat Sawetanant defended his superior’s order, saying the officials had been only temporarily transferred, at Sunai’s request, to assist with work being carried out at the Office for the Protection and Suppression of Corruption in the State Sector under the Justice Ministry.

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News


High winds and hailstorms cause damage in three Chiang Rai districts

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SPORTS
AUTOMANIA

Chiang Mai cricketers get set
for 2008 ‘Sixes’ jamboree

The Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes will be held this year from Sunday 30 March until Saturday 5 April at the Chiang Mai Gymkhana Club.

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Apologies to the GoKart fans

I have to begin this week with an apology to the GoKart fans, following a failure in email communication between myself and the Easykart people who ran the recent 24 Hour Kart Race. Not knowing it was on until the last minute meant that any pre-race information did not get published, and my post-race details were indeed sketchy.

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FEATURES
Around Town

Launch of innovative
and luxurious new massage
service at the Oasis Spa

On February 29, Oasis Spa Chiang Mai hosted a spectacular launch party to introduce their innovative new ‘Authentic Lanna Music Therapy Gold Massage’. Invited guests were asked to dress in ‘White and Gold’ - the photos will give some idea of what a feast for the eye this provided! Instead of bringing flowers or gifts, they were asked to help by donating money for a local children’s’ home.

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Jon Glendinning, (right) Director of the British Council presided over the opening of the ‘City Still’ exhibition at the Minimal Art Gallery recently. With him in photo are CMU lecturer Assada Porananond and artist Kitiya Kamdee. Events scheduled include the screening of a music video entitled ‘Antenna’ on March 20 and ‘The Best of Animation Awards’ on March 21.

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