Call for donations for annual Red Cross Winter Fair
President of the Chiang Mai Provincial Red Cross Monsuda Chamniprasart
calls for donations for the upcoming Chiang Mai Red Cross Winter Fair.
The annual Red Cross Winter Fair
will be held from December 28, 2016 to January 8, 2017 at the field
behind City Hall. The popular fair sees large donations from the
community to be raffled off and given as prizes in booths.
The President of the Chiang Mai
Provincial Red Cross Monsuda Chamniprasart called on the community for
donations to the event. “Unity Day to Help the Red Cross” will be held
on December 8, 2016 at the Volunteer Defense Corps, Chiang Mai 1 from 9
a.m. to 12 noon to receive donated items such as motorcycles, bicycles,
electric equipment, and clothes for the Chiang Mai Red Cross
Donors can also contact the Office
of the Chiang Mai Red Cross Association at 053-212638, or the Chiang Mai
Local Administration Organization at 053-112613 or 053-112617, or Mrs.
Sirikul Pongladda, Chief of the Chiang Mai Finance and Accounting Group
Monsuda urged everyone to donate to
help those less fortunate. The Mucha Kachad Shop in this year’s Winter
Fair will sell 9,000 charity Red Cross Lottery tickets at 80 baht each.
Revenue is expected to reach 7.2 million baht. First prize is a sports
car, second prize a pick-up truck, third prizes will be three 110CC
motorcycles, fourth runner up prizes will be five half baht gold
necklaces, 10 refrigerators as the sixth runner up, 10 televisions as
seventh and 20 bicycles as eighth. There will be 180 prizes given out to
those who have the last three digits of not more than 1,000 baht. The
shop will also sell 200,000 Red Cross Fish at 20 baht each. The
Provincial Red Cross hopes to raise 4 million baht at the event this
Gift Fair open until December 11
handwoven textiles from around the region are on sale at the Gift Fair 2016.
other accessories are also on sale at the fair.
was filled with wonderful vintage photos of HM King Rama IX, HM Queen Mother
Sirikit and their family.
A fair wouldn’t be a fair
in Thailand without a lot of food, from khao soy noodles, to southern Thai
food, the food aisle has it all.
The annual Gift Fair opened on December
2, 2016 at the Industrial Promotion Center on Thung Hotel Road. The popular
event will be open through December 11, 2016 and features a wide variety of
unique and handmade products such as bags made from teak leaves, handwoven
phasin, jewelry, basketry, clothing, toys, health and beauty products and
The Gift Fair is a long running
tradition for Chiang Mai shoppers and always very popular with locals and
visitors. The event is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and entrance is
Suspected cop killer shot dead resisting arrest
suspect in the killing of a police officer was shot resisting arrest
in Mae Taeng.
Police shot dead the man
suspected of killing a Chiang Mai police officer last week at his
mountain hideaway in Pha Pae, Mae Taeng District on December 2,
Police traced Prasert Laolee,
suspected of killing a 23 year old Police Lance Corporal during a
drug sting to the mountainous region near Baan Buak Meed in Pha Pae,
Mae Taeng and traveled to the remote area to arrest the suspect. The
suspect opened fire on the police; they returned fire killing the
suspect at the scene.
Prasert Laolee was a suspect in
the shooting of Police Lance Corporal Sirayuth Noiarun during a drug
buy at Mae Taeng on November 29, 2016. He escaped with Suthasinee
Sae Nor from Prachinburi to the mountains. Police found Mrs
Suthasinee at the same location and arrested her to face charges.
Father’s Day ceremonies announced for December 5
Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasart announces the ceremonies to be held on
King Rama IX’s birthday on December 5, 2016.
Chiang Mai residents are invited to
attend ceremonies for King Rama IX on the occasion of his birthday on
December 5, 2016. The day will start at 6:45 a.m. with a merit making
ceremony offering food to monks at Three Kings Monument followed by the
ceremony at Chiang Mai University Convention Center at 9 a.m. followed
by a candlelight ceremony at City Hall at 7 p.m.
In addition, there will be food
offerings for 199 monks to dedicate to HM the late King at Hor Kam
Luang, Royal Park Rajapruek, Chiang Mai at 6 a.m. and commemoration
ceremony at the 700 Year Stadium from 4
p.m. There will be cultural performances including traditional candle
dancing by 1,999 dancers, tributes and singing the Royal Anthem. Please
wear black traditional dress to mourn King Rama IX. It is expected to be
a large event with thousands of people attending.
To prepare for the event the Chiang
Mai Traffic police will be in place from 2 p.m. on and no vehicles will
be allowed inside. Police expect 20,000 people and have warned of
traffic jams. Three parking areas will be opened at the Convention
Center, at the Farm Outlet and the parking lot of the Provincial
Government Center or City Hall. There will be free shuttles will be
offered from the three locations to the 700 Year stadium
Police expect heavy traffic jams on
Canal Road and linking roads. Traffic police and volunteers will help to
organize the parking and direct traffic.
Police officer killed in clash with drug traffickers in Mae Taeng
Corporal Sirayuth Noiarun was killed in a shoot-out with drug traffickers in Mae
Taeng, the 23 year old was a native of Chiang Mai.
A Police Lance Corporal was shot and killed
during a shoot-out with drug traffickers in Mae Taeng on November 29, 2016 at
around 10 p.m. in Keelek in Mae Taeng.
Police had set up a sting with Kanawith
Nithikomporn to purchase 2,000 methamphetamine tablets. Kanawith then contacted
two people to obtain the drugs, Prasert Laolee, age 35 and Suthasinee Sae Nor of
Prachinburi to deliver the drugs at a bypass road in Keelek, Mae Taeng.
investigate the scene of the shooting in Keelek, Mae Taeng.
The couple drove to the meeting point where
they were ambushed by police, Prasert fired at the police with a shot gun who
returned fire. Pol. Lance Corporal Sirayuth Noiarun was shot and died at the
hospital. The two suspects fled into the forest where police found a blood
trail. Police found the car belonging to Suthasinee in San Sai.
Police have charged Kanawuth and continue
the search for the missing couple for the death of the Police Lance Corporal.
Police Lance Corporal Sirayuth Noiarun was
23 years old and a native Muslim of Chiang Mai. He was a Police Non-Commissioned
Officer Student from Region Police Training Center 5, the 2nd Company
of 2013. He graduated in October 2014 and began duty as a Squad Leader
(Suppression) at Galyanivadhana Police Station. He was then assigned for
temporary duty for drug suppression with the Chiang Mai Provincial Police. He
was posthumously promoted five ranks to Police Sub-Lieutenant. His body was sent
to Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital. At 11am on November 30,2016, Pol. Maj.
Gen. Poonsub Prasrtsak, Acting for Commissioner of Provincial Police Region 5
visited his mother and gave her funds to help with the hospital bills. The
funeral was held at Chang Klan Cemetery on the same day.
Nakhon Pathom man killed in accident at Ruamchoke tunnel
year old Nakhon Pathom man was killed in a high speed one car crash late at
night at the Ruamchoke Tunnel.
Police and rescue were called to the scene
of an accident at the Ruamchoke Tunnel around midnight on November 29, 2016.
They found a gray Honda Accord that had hit the guardrail with so much impact it
had gone under the guardrail slicing off the roof and crumpling the front end.
Inside police found the body of 35 year old
Teerasak Chungchant whose body was wedged so tightly into the car that it took
the rescue team over 20 minutes to cu he body out of the car.
Police believe the driver was going at a
very high speed when he lost control and hit the guard rail. Police found a
bottle of alcohol in the car. The body was taken to Maharaj Nakorn Hospital
Chiang Mai Hospital for his relatives to claim the deceased.
CMU Engineering student beaten in seemingly random attack
Paveekorn Samphanwiwat reported to police after he was assaulted by a
man in front of the CMU Engineering Gate, he suffered a broken arm and
said he didn’t know the man who attacked him.
A twenty-two year old Chiang Mai
University engineering student was beaten and suffered a broken arm in a
seemingly random attack on November 24, but waited to report until
Paveekorn Samphanwiwat reported to
the Bhuping Police Station that he had been attacked and left with a
broken arm in front of the Kiang Mor Condominium, he told police he
waited to recover enough to report the crime.
He told police that he had left the
Damnernsaduk Coffee Shop next to the condominium to go home when he was
accosted by 22 year old Wutthikorn Donpan and his friends. Wutthikorn,
an economics student at Payap University, claimed that Paveekorn had
looked at him wrong. Paveekorn explained he didn’t know him and was
sorry if there was any misunderstanding or bad feeling but told police
that Wutthikorn still attacked him and slammed in between two cars,
breaking his arm and injuring his face.
Paveekorn said he and his friends
tried to end the problem and leave but that Wutthikorn tried to continue
beating him with a baseball bat. The man’s friends stopped him from
continuing the assault the victim alleged. The mother of the victim
insisted to police that they prosecute the other man for the assault.
Paveekorn is the nephew of Rear Admiral Dr. Mayuree Samphanwiwat.
Fallout from Malin Sky Pub brawl continues as hotel is shut down
The Core Hotel
Chiang Mai was shut down by government officials after it was found to be
operating without a hotel license. The hotel is the site of the Malin Sky Pub
where the son of a general was assaulted by bodyguards for celebrity customers.
After the well-publicized attack on the son of a Major
General in the Royal Thai Army at the Malin Sky Pub by bodyguard hired to guard
celebrities, officials visited the Malin Sky Pub and Core Chiang Mai Hotel owned
by Ball Kritsana.
Deputy Governor Prajuab Kanthiya explained that Malin Sky Pub was allowed to be
open so near to Chiang Mai University because it had received a license before
the implementation of the NCPO order forbidding bars near schools.
Authorities found that the hotel was not
licensed and was closed immediately. The owner surrendered to authorities the
next day. The Deputy Governor announced that in addition to being unlicensed the
bar was too close to the school and in violation of the laws it had been opened
before the NCPO order 22/2015 was put in place and so need to be closed before
midnight and could only sell cigarettes and alcohol as per the license that had
been issued before the order.
However, the hotel was opened illegally and
the government had ordered a crackdown on illegal hotels operating without a
On November 25 bodyguards assaulted the 23
year old Payap student Isaranuwat Wankawisan, son of Maj. Gen. Wittaya
Wankawisan, Commanding General, the 38 Military Circle – Suriyapong Camp, Nan
province. The bodyguards turned themselves into the police.