Carter and Habitat for Humanity build houses for the needy in Chiang Mai
Former U.S. President and Nobel Peace laureate Jimmy Carter, left, and chairman
of the board of Habitat for Humanity Thailand, Chainarong Monthienvichienchai,
raise up a banner during the opening ceremony of the 26th annual Habitat for
Humanity Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project on Nov. 15, 2009. Carter showed
to an estimated 2,000 volunteers from all over the world a special image of a
Habitat logo painted for the occasion by an elephant at a local tourist site.
(AP Photo/Habitat for Humanity, Gregg Pachkowski)
Chiang Mai Mayor still unofficial
After only 6 out of 24 Chiang Mai Municipal Council members showed up at the
first Council meeting of new Mayor Tassanai Buranupakorn’s tenure on November
18, he will be forced to call another meeting in order to announce his policies.