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
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.