Vol. VIII No. 14 - Tuesday  April 7 - April 13, 2009
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Bangkok court ruling forces resignation
of Chiang Mai’s popular Mayor

Mayor of Chiang Mai, Dr. Duentemduang na Chiengmai talks to reporters last Friday after the announcement was made by the Supreme Administrative Court in Bangkok to annul her term in office.

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Government scraps projected ban on Songkran alcohol sales

The government’s controversial and much-discussed projected nationwide ban on the sale of alcohol during the upcoming Songkran festival was scrapped last week due to concern about its effects on an already battered tourist industry.
The decision was announced by the National Committee for Alcohol Consumption, along with plans for a new campaign against drink-driving, after a two hour meeting with other concerned government agencies. During the meeting, concern had also been expressed that a Songkran alcohol sales ban would result in increased sales of illegal and unsafe alcoholic beverages.
Representatives from the Alcohol Watch Network were disappointed at the decision, stating that the committee could easily have approved the ban, which would have reduced road deaths and injuries over the holiday period.

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Cambodian PM downplays clashes on Thai border

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OUR COMMUNITY
AUTOMANIA

British Council launches new website for prospective UK students

A new website was launched by the British Council in Chiang Mai on March 27, aimed at giving expanded information to students wishing to continue their education in the UK.

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Bangkok International Motor Show

The Bangkok International Motor Show was again held in BITEC at Bang Na. The theme chosen by the organizers was ‘Green Life on Wheels’, but the theme chosen by the show goers was ‘What can I get into at the cheapest price?’

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FEATURES
Around Town

The Party of the Year

As readers of this paper wander from (mostly farang) event to event and party to party, taking in, maybe,

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The ‘Laddies’ team all set for the weekly Friday night quiz at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road.

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