Vol. V No. 46- Saturday December 2 - December 8, 2006
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Long Live His Majesty the King

On this most auspicious occasion, all of us at the Pattaya Mail, the Pattaya Blatt and Pattaya Mail on TV would like to join the Kingdom of Thailand in congratulating His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great on the Diamond Jubilee of his accession to the Thai Throne and extend our humblest wishes for a most happy 79th birthday on December 5. Inside this issue is a very special color supplement, written by special correspondent Peter Cummins, paying tribute to this most beloved Monarch. (AP Photo/ Thailand Public Relations Department, HO)

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Festive Celebrations for Tai Tribe New Year Marred by Arrest Fears

SHAN news agency reported on November 20 that the Tai tribe’s New Year’s celebrations in Chiang Mai were not as lively as in previous years. Many Tai tribe workers did not dare to join the New Year party because they were afraid police would arrest them. However, celebrations in other locations, such as along the border and in Chiang Rai were even livelier than in past years.

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