Vol. VII No. 43 - Tuesday  October 21 - October 27, 2008
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Thai, Cambodia armies agree
to joint border patrols

A Cambodian soldier carries rocket launchers as he stands guard outside a Cambodian pagoda near the famed Preah Vihear temple. The Cambodian and Thai militaries agreed Thursday to hold joint patrols to reduce tension at a disputed border area where a gun battle between the two sides a day earlier left two soldiers dead. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

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Rising costs and fixed wholesale corn prices result in farmers’ protest

An appeal to the Ministry of Commerce was submitted by the leader of a large group of local corn farmers during a protest October 10 against increased growing costs which had resulted in losses on the sale of their crops and considerable financial difficulties.
The rising price of fertiliser and other expenses had increased farmers’ costs to 7 baht per kilo of corn, whist the agreed wholesale price continued to be fixed at 4 baht, leaving 100,000 tonnes of corn unsold. A protest had already been made to the Prime Minister, to no effect.

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Night Safari’s animal feed suppliers protest against unpaid bills

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“Dreams Can Come True,” especially for Chatree

October 8, Wat Don Chan’s annual open day, was a very special day for one long-term resident of the Wat’s orphanage. Chatree Dree, a 21 year old from Tak, who has lived at Wat Don Chan since he was 11 years old, has finally seen his personal dream come true as he is about to fly off to the USA for the adventure of a lifetime!

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The Pugs are coming back

News is through that Peugeot is to be re-launched in Thailand, following the dividing of the Yontrakit Group, with the Peugeot brand being taken over by Ponkrit Leenutaphong and his brother Phasupong. Their father Attaphong Leenutaphong and uncle Attaphorn Leenutaphong founded the Yontrakit Group and which has been the authorized importer and distributor of Audi and Volkswagen, Citroen and Peugeot, Skoda and Seat. It recently also took on Kia and Mitsuoka.

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FEATURES
Around Town

SilapaThai Lounge and Bar

Last Thursday saw the opening of a new venue in town, the SilapaThai Lounge and Bar at the Shangri La Hotel – and what an amazing and memorable night it was! Over 200 selected guests, Thai and foreigners, the “Night Owls” of Chiang Mai, enjoyed the lavish occasion with great music and delicious drinks, dancing well into the night to some great, and extremely loud, sounds.

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The Legend Chiang Rai recently welcomed Senator Prof. Trungjai Buranasomphod, Chairman of the Committee on Religion, Morals, Ethics, Arts & Culture Malaysia (right), and Senator Varin Thiemcharas, his Thai counterpart (left), both being greeted by Marc Dumur, the resort’s general manager.

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