Vol. VIII No. 1 - Tuesday  January 6 - January 12, 2009
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Nightmare at the Night Safari

Concerns have been raised about operating practices employed at the Chiang Mai Night Safari following allegations that over 300 animals have died there in the past 12 months.

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Safety measures stepped up after nightclub fire tragedy

Thailand’s Minister of Interior has ordered authorities involved to inspect safety measures at entertainment venues in Bangkok and throughout Thailand and outline measures to prevent possible accidents following the New Year fire at a packed Bangkok club which killed at least 61 partygoers.
Interior minister Chavarat Charnvirakul said during his visit to Chulalongkorn Hospital where blaze victims from the New Year’s blaze at Santika Club were being treated, that law enforcement in fire safety and the building code must be stepped up.
“We should learn from this tragic event and come up with measures to avoid repeating the same mistakes. There should be random inspections on safety measures to be conducted by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration officials,” said the interior minister.
At press time officials said so far 11 charred bodies were still unidentified from the Santika blaze and the death toll had risen to 61.

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Santisuk School students enjoy their ‘After Christmas Party’

It may have been the day after Christmas, but that didn’t matter a bit to the student body of Santisuk School in Region IV School District. Santa Claus, the students and their teachers welcomed FERC board members and visiting magician Nick Wiszynski to a great holiday celebration that combined music, gifts and Nick’s magic act, along with unexpected rain and miscellaneous dogs wandering in and out of the covered sala.

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Mercedes-Benz zeroes in

Mercedes-Benz claims it is showing the way ahead in environmentally responsible ways, presenting its near-series Concept BlueZERO at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Based on a single vehicle architecture, this intelligent, modular concept allows three models with different drive configurations, all of which are able to meet customer requirements in terms of sustainable mobility:

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FEATURES
Around Town

Insii Thai House hosts young Lahu sculptor Winai Chaso’s first exhibition

December 13th 2008 was a very special day for young Lahu artist Winai Chaso.
Winai is one of the students who entered the “Hill Tribe Ceramic Project” early in 2006, a project initiated at Insii Thai House together with the Rotary Club of Maechan.

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Ian, John and Pop (standing) with Dong and Colin enjoy
a very special Christmas dinner at the House Restaurant.

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