Vol. VIII No. 9 - Tuesday  March 3 - March 9, 2009
Art, Music & Culture
Dining Out & Entertainment
Social Scene
Travel & Tourism
Chiang Mai FeMail
Happy Birthday HM Queen Sirikit
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Current Movies in Chiangmai's Cinemas
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Gay Pride march halted
by red shirt militants

Red shirted demonstrators from the Rak Chiang Mai 51 group tangle with police as they try to halt the Gay Pride march in Chiang Mai, Saturday, February 21.

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EGAT loses pollution lawsuit - heavy damages awarded to plaintiffs

Five hundred Lampang-based plaintiffs in a pollution lawsuit brought against the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), crowded into Chiang Mai’s Administrative Court on February 25 to hear judgement passed in favour of their claim. The presiding judge, Jeerapat Klomsakul, stated that the respiratory diseases of all plaintiffs in 19 separately filed cases were caused by dispersal operations and leaks of pollutants at EGAT’s lignite mine.
According to the judgement, since 1954 EGAT had operated the mine in a manner that neglected the law, the effects of the mine’s operation on the environment, and the effects of the pollution caused on people in the surrounding communities. Jeerapat noted that quantities of sulphur dioxide at concentrations as high as double the legal limit were released 279 times during a period of 5 years and 7 months. Local residents affected have not yet completely recovered, and will require regular medical attention.
The immediate area has accumulated a significant amount of pollution, which is not yet cleared, and may cause further damage to residents’ health.

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Psychotic serial killer arrested in Mae Hong Son


Novotel out – Mercure Hotel in

The well-known Novotel on Chiang Puak Road was recently taken over by new owners Mercure, part of the Accor hotel group, who will be bringing a more individual and Lanna culture-based look and feel to the guest and public rooms, whilst improving overall standards.

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Maybach release the Zeppelin - another Hindenburg?

Daimler-Benz is releasing a newer and even more plush version of the Maybach at the Geneva show.

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Around Town

Passion, energy, skill and beauty - a showcase of Filipino dance and music

A collaboration between MaeJo University, Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in the Philippines and the event’s major sponsor, the San Miguel Corporation, resulted, on February 21, in an unusual and perfectly delightful evening of Filipino music and dance.

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Birthday celebrations at ‘Look at This’ Gallery on Nimmanhaemindha Road.

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