Vol. VII No. 12 - Tuesday  March 18 - March 24, 2008
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The Mayor of Chiang Mai speaks
at Chiang Mai Expats’ Club meeting

Dr Duentemduang na Chiengmai, Mayor of Chiang Mai,
during the “question and answer” session at the Expats’ Club meeting.

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Armed robbery at Siam Commercial Bank, Nong Hoi

Current high fuel prices and the economic recession in Chiang Mai would seem to be fuelling an increase in crime in the city. The latest manifestation of this trend occurred on March 12, when an armed robber shot the manager of a local branch of Siam Commercial Bank, and escaped with 200,000 baht, only to be arrested two days later whilst drinking beer in the restaurant area of the Carrefour/Home-Pro complex on the Superhighway.
At 3.30 pm on the day of the robbery, police were called to the Nong Hoi intersection branch of Siam Commercial Bank. On arrival, they found quantities of blood on the glass entrance door and the floor, together with a spent 9 mm cartridge.
The manager of the bank, Chakapong Wiyo, 42, who had been shot in the face by the robber, was immediately transferred to Rachawet Hospital’s intensive care unit.

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OUR COMMUNITY
AUTOMANIA

Elementary students
from Lanna International School host “Global Citizens Week”

Lanna International School recently held a “Global Citizens’ Week”, involving a special community service project aimed at benefiting the Huay Kong School in Om Koi district, a school with 300 mostly Hill Tribe pupils and 10 teachers.

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The Germans are also strong

There is optimism in Europe, as the luxury automakers see an increase in sales. Porsche reported a 44 percent jump in first half earnings, and Daimler AG said sales of its flagship luxury brand Mercedes Benz rose by 13 percent to 87,800 vehicles helped along by demand for the update of its C class model. Total Daimler auto sales jumped by 18 percent last month helped along by strong demand for the group’s revamped compact city car, smart, which doubled its sales to 8,800.

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FEATURES
Around Town

International Heritage Festival Chiang Mai

World attention focussed on Chiang Mai earlier this month with two unique events happening in the city.

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Dang, Jaques Calvin and Boong from BTS travel enjoying a night out at the Riverside Restaurant.

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