Vol. VIII No. 17 - Tuesday  April 28 - May 4, 2009
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Their Majesties celebrate their
fifty-ninth wedding anniversary

Kingdom of Thailand rejoices

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, April 28. The Chiang Mai Mail joins the Kingdom in wishing them a most happy anniversary. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of the Royal Household.

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Red Shirt leaders surrender to police

Six Red Shirt leaders from Chiang Mai and Lamphun surrendered on April 21 to Lamphun Provincial Police’s Commander Pol Maj Gen Boonmee Somsuk, cheered on by their followers.

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Local SMEs to exhibit at ‘sale of the century’ fair in Chiang Mai

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Head of Tourist Police to speak at Chiang Mai Friends’ meeting

The next monthly meeting of the Chiang Mai Friends group should prove interesting, as the scheduled guest speaker is Pol. Lt.-Col. Yuthasit Boonkhalam, chief of Chiang Mai’s Tourist Police. Most of us will have heard that farangs are able to volunteer to serve with this sector of the local police. Few of us may actually know a farang who has taken up the challenge. In these troubled times, this may be a good opportunity to help the community. Current volunteers working with the Tourist Police will also be on hand to share their personal experiences first hand.

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Most Practical / Useful

When you want to hop on a ‘bike which is more than a step-through, to go to the shops, visit someone or simply enjoy a bit of a ride out then most of the bigger machines including the middleweight sports are a pain.

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Art, Music & Culture
Around Town

The traditions, culture and human rights of the Akha

Here in the north of Thailand there are many foundations, both religious and secular, who are working with the numerous hill tribe peoples who have settled in the kingdom over a long period of time, either as a result of being driven from their homelands or as a result of natural or economic migration. Many of the groups are impoverished, with the majority living in villages in mountainous areas far from schools and medical facilities; however, all of them have indigenous cultures and traditions which are of immense value, both in the historical and the ethnic sense.

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Chao Dr. Duengduan na Chiengmai is welcomed by Pollapat Kantaputra and his wife Prarichart and their children at the opening of the new ‘Baan of Mamar’ herbal hair treatment salon on Nimmanhaemindha Soi 17 on April 21.

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