Vol. VII No. 51 - Tuesday  December 16 - December 22, 2008
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Northern mountain areas hit by Big Freeze

Villagers in Mae Hong Son province huddle round a small camp fire for warmth as the temperatures continue to fall this month.

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Storm brewing over retirement visas

A report has come in from a retiree, a single man with no dependents in Thailand, who last week, applied, as usual, to Chiang Mai Immigration for a one year extension to his ‘retirement’ visa. The application was supported by the required letter from the UK consulate certifying the adequacy of his UK company pension paid in sterling to his UK bank account, and transferred as needed to Thailand.
Immigration refused his application on the grounds that the present unfavourable pound sterling - baht exchange rate gave an amount of less than the required 800,000 baht. Until the recent drop in the value of sterling, the applied exchange rate would have covered the legal requirements for an extension.

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Still no prosecution in tragic death of 54 Myanmar migrants

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Rachel and Chas’ wedding party raises the roof

Under extreme influence of copious amounts of alcohol, I am writing this, to report with spontaneity the festivities I attended this evening. Tonight was the party at Tuskers to celebrate the wedding of Rachel and Chas.

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Honda Insight revamped

Honda has revamped their hybrid Insight, which is to be released next month at the Detroit Motor Show. Honda claim that this new Insight is an affordable family hybrid and the photo shows how the new five-passenger, five-door Insight will look when it goes on sale in the 2009. This is much more acceptable to the mainstream buying public than the previous rather quirky styling.

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Stop Polio Now - declare Rotarians and the public sectors

The Thai Ministry of Health has declared 17 December 2008 and 14 January 2009 as National Polio Immunization Days.

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Members of Skal International, David Thomas, Annette Junigagon and Sarah Leelaphat are shown meeting with Uraiwan of the Dr. Sem Foundation.

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