Vol. VII No. 20 - Tuesday  May 13 - May 19, 2008
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Ongoing humanitarian crisis
in Burma looks set to continue

Orphans from Cyclone Nargis wait for a daily meal at a local school in Dalah converted into an orphanage, just across the Yangon River from Yangon in Myanmar. The first cargo ship carrying relief supplies to cyclone victims within Myanmar has sunk, the international Red Cross said Sunday. The ship, which was traveling from the capital, Yangon, to Mawlamyinegyun in the Irrawaddy Delta, apparently hit a submerged tree trunk and began to take on water, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said in a statement. It sank near Myinka Gone village. (AP Photo/Jessica E. Davis)

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Police get tough on mobile phone use whilst driving

A new amendment to the Traffic Act was brought into being in April amid increasing concerns about the number of road accidents caused by drivers losing concentration whilst talking on their mobile phones, and applies both to drivers of vehicles and drivers of motorbikes. However, “hands free” communications equipment which allows conversation will be deemed acceptable.

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OUR COMMUNITY
AUTOMANIA

Executive Chef Blair Matheson
joins the Chedi

On the evening of May 3, the management of the Chedi introduced their new executive chef Blair Mathieson to the expat community in Chiang Mai at a special ‘DJ Christof from Hong Kong & New World Tapas’ event.

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Ford says Ta-Ta to Jaguar

According to the latest international news, Jaguar Land Rover will be another Indian Tata company in June. This is a month ahead of schedule. The $2.5 billion sale of the two British icons to the Indian manufacturer was to be finalized at the start of the new financial year, but Jaguar Land Rover have said it would now be June 1.

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FEATURES
Around Town

Mom Luang Preeyapun Sridhavat talks to the Chiang Mai Mail

Mom Luang Preeyapun, thank you so much for agreeing to talk with the Chiang Mai Mail.

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Recently, local police held a party at JJ Markets to raise money for the new Chang Puak Police Station. Unfortunately, it was affected by heavy rain, but JJ Markets seem to be the ‘new’ area for night owls!

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