Vol. VIII No. 19 - Tuesday  May 12 - May 18, 2009
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Bush fires still a concern
to Chiang Mai residents

A bush fire rages at the side of a road near the Chiang Mai Mail offices last week. The fires normally start during the dry season in the forests around Chiang Mai, and this one took hold in scrub land near a canal on the second ring road in the Tambon Faham, Muang District of Chiang Mai.

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Chinese drugs gang arrested

A successful investigation has resulted in the arrest by Thai and Taiwanese police of two major Chinese players in the drugs trade.
On May 6, a combined force of 100 officers from the Taiwanese drug suppression police and the Office of Narcotic Control Board, Region 5 (ONCB) raided 7 homes in Fang, Chaiprakarn, and San Kamphaeng districts. Jeemao Sai-Joeng, 37, and Jeefun Sae-Joeng, 45, known as the ‘Haw brothers’, were found asleep in their San Kamphaeng house, and were arrested. Accused of transporting a total of 145 kilos of heroin from Chiang Mai to Taiwan during three trips, hiding the drug in ‘por saa’ (the inner fibres of tree bark used for making ropes), they denied the charges to the police.
The brothers’ house, 7 rai of land, assets, and properties valued at 100 million baht were all seized.

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Chiang Mai celebrates Coronation Day

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AUTOMANIA

Rotarians meet in Chiang Mai for training and fellowship

Three of the Rotary International districts in Thailand met up at the Empress Hotel’s Conference Centre on the weekend of April 17, 18, 19 for a multi-district Presidents Elect Training Seminar (PETS) hosted by district 3360 and aimed at Rotary presidents-elect for the year 2009-2010. District 3360 covers the north of Thailand.

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Porsche 911 GT3

The best Porsche I have ever driven (and raced) was the 1973 RS Carrera. This was the most powerful naturally aspirated Porsche ever made (up till then) and was 2.7 liters of mechanical dynamite. When you came in after a good lap, you knew that you had done well. The car was your passport to greatness, as you had tamed a mighty beast. After that, the 911 series became more and more civilized and refined every year, and by the time they brought out the horrible understeering Carrera 4, all the enjoyment had gone. However, Porsche has not forgotten how to make a beast, and the new 911 GT3 is it.

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Art, Music & Culture
SOCIAL SCENE

A commemoration of Franz Joseph Haydn – died May 31 1809

In the first of two articles, Jai Pee looks at the extraordinary life and character of this great composer.

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A human robot displays his automaton talents on Chiang Mai’s Phrapoklao Road walking street, Sunday, May 3.

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