Vol. VIII No. 11 - Tuesday  March 17 - March 23, 2009
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Police target illegally imported ‘big bikes’

Chiang Mai police chiefs inspect the confiscated bikes at police headquarters.

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Worldwide petition launched on Burma Human Rights Day

On March 13, Burma Human Rights Day, a global signature campaign was launched by the Forum for Democracy in Burma (FDB) and the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners in Burma (AAPP).
Tate Niang, AAPP director, stated that signatures will be collected both online and on paper, and will be sent to the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, together with a letter detailing the importance of the release of political prisoners in Burma. 116 exiled Burmese and international solidarity groups are supporting the project, which will run until May 24, the day on which Aung San Suu Kyi should legally be released after her 6-year period of house arrest. At the same time, supportive events and activities were launched worldwide, including in Chiang Mai, where a former political prisoner, Let Let, gave a talk about her experiences in prison. “I was arrested in September 1998 and they didn’t notify my parents,” she said.

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Mae Hong Son smog forces Thai Air flight schedule cancellation


Exclusive art gallery opens on Charoen Muang Road

Chiang Mai’s reputation as the city of Art, Music and Culture was further advanced last week by the official opening of 116 Art Gallery,

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China outsells the US in January

With the downturn in car sales in the US, as the credit facilities to purchase a new car dried up, China overtook the US for the first time. In the first month of this year, the US sales were 657,000 units (the lowest monthly sales in 26 years), whilst China sold 790,000 vehicles.

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Around Town

A cool resort - in both senses

In an attempt to escape the pollution in the city, we recently decided on a visit to the Pang Soong Lodge Outdoor Education & Research Centre.

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Hong Kong Superstars, Sean Lau Ching-Wan and Amy Kwok (center) paid a recent visit to the Shangri La Hotel.

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