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Chiang Mai readies to host the mobile Cabinet meeting

Dr. Sarawut Srisakun announces the preparations to ready for the mobile Cabinet meeting with a 2 million baht budget.

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Chiang Mai is readying for the mobile Cabinet meeting scheduled for the Chiang Mai International Convention Center (CMICE) for next week. Dr. Sarawut Srisakun, Acting Director of the Pinkanakorn Development Agency said that the meeting will be held on June 30, 2015. A reception will be held at nearby Green Lake Resort and Conference Center before the meeting at CMICE.
Both the reception venue and the Convention Center are being readied for the visit, landscaping is being improved, as well as all areas being cleaned, checked for repairs and maintenance after the Lanna OTOP Expo that recently finished at CMICE.
Other improvements are being made including the cleaning of the large granite fountains in front of the Convention Center with the assistance of 200 soldiers from Royal Thai Army Circle 33. The government has allocated two million baht to the clean-up and repairs, and it is expected to be at 90 percent completion by June 24 and fully ready in time for the visit of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet.


Drug arrest at early morning checkpoint

Police arrest Weerayuth Mitrsanuch at a checkpoint at 4 a.m. on June 18 and charged him with selling drugs.

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Police arrested a 31 year old Tak native at 4 a.m. on June 18, 2015 at a checkpoint at Tha Pae Gate after finding 68 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 60 methamphetamine pills.
Police stopped the Honda Civic driven by Weerayuth Mitrsanuch at the checkpoint set up in the early hours of June 18 and searched his car after he behaved suspiciously at the checkpoint. They uncovered 61,000 baht in cash and the illegal drugs.
Weerayuth was arrested by police and confessed to that he had been selling drugs to teenagers at nightspots around town.


Philippine Honorary Consulate celebrates 117th anniversary of Independence Day

Members of the local Filipino community celebrated their 117th Independence Day with the Philippine Honorary Consul Agkarajit Phanomvan na Ayudhya.

In celebration of the 117th Philippine Independence Day, more than 100 Filipino residents and their families gathered at the Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) Association of Thailand Under The Royal Patronage of Her Majesty The Queen (Northern Training Center, Chiang Mai) for a day of activities and lunch.
Philippine Honorary Consul Agkarajit Phanomvan na Ayudhya, as the guest of honor, spoke about the 66 years Philippines - Thailand formal relation, the good and long relations between the two countries and their major trade partnerships. Bilateral Relations continues to be strengthened through talks and agreements on economic, security and cultural matters including concerns on rice trade, the fight on drugs and human trafficking. The Honorary Consul also asked the Filipino to assist in the developments of English language at Thai educational institutions to gear towards the opening of ASEAN Economic Community.


Chiang Mai International Convention Center Confirm availability welcoming the mobile cabinet meeting.

Dr. Sarawut Srisakul Acting Director of Pinkanakorn Development Agency (Public Organization) said that a Mobile Cabinet Meeting in Chiang Mai on June 30, 2015 in the case of reception place before the meeting at Green Lake Resort and Conference venue at Chiang Mai International Convention and Exhibition Center is already in preparation. Both the meeting room and the dining room.
But the need of great detail by the Cleaning ,The trees decorating, accessories Paint repair some buildings,Wifi signal to check all place, the electrical equipment. Bathroom Accessories. Because just finished organizing the Lana Expo 2015. The damage occurs. Have repaired about 100 lists. And now operates to 30 lists must also make improvements in other areas such as cleaning of large granite fountains of 1,600-liters in front of the convention center with the full cooperation of the more than 200 officers from Army Circle 33th by the total budget of 2 million baht. And hope that within June 24 the progress to be 90% complete and find for detailed repairs before the meeting begins


Mae Rim parents file complaint against school

Deputy Governor Navin Sintusa-ard receives the complaint from parents about excessive fees at the Baan Rim Tai school in Mae Rim.

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Parents of students at the Baan Rim Tai School in Mae Rim met with Governor Suriya Prasatbuntitya on June 2, 2015 to file a formal complaint against the school’s head for excessive fees. The parents allege that the head of the school is charging fees above and beyond those allowed by the government.

The primary school students qualify under the government’s law requiring free basic education for students to the age of 15 less fees of 700 baht per year. However, the parents claim that Mr. Sayan Kanthiya began charging fees of 2,500 baht three years ago when he started as the new school principal. Those fees then rose to 3,100 baht the second year and finally to 3,100 baht the third year. The parents claimed that Mr. Sayan would not allow students to attend classes if their parents did not pay the extras fees on time causing great hardship for low income families.

Deputy Governor Navin Sintusa-ard received the complaint on behalf of the Governor and promised parents that the relevant authorities would investigate the matter.
 


Fire strikes Waroros Market again

Fire broke out at Waroros Market on June 5, 2015, gutting three buildings and damaging two others. It took firefighters over two hours to put out the blaze that was fueled by fabric and clothing stored in the building.

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The second fire in a month has struck Waroros Market, starting in the CM Plaza shop before spreading to four neighboring shops, gutting two of them. Witnesses said that the fire started in the second floor of a fabric and clothes shop and spread quickly at around 5 p.m. on Friday June 5 after the shop owner had closed for the day.

Firefighters rushed to the scene but had difficulty reaching the blaze because of nearby shop owners frantically trying to clear their stores of stock before the fire spread. It took firefighters over two hours to put out the fire that ended up spreading to four nearby shops, gutting Karachi and Bangkok Bazaar shops next door.

Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn and Deputy Governor Navin Sintusa-ard both came to check the situation and monitor progress on putting out the fires. This is the second such fire to hit the 100 year old market in a month, the previous fire occurred in a religious supplies warehouse on May 17, 2015.

Forensic specialists that investigated the scene after the fire suspect it may have been caused by an electrical short circuit. Preliminary damages were set at 20 million baht but have since been estimated at much higher.

 


 
HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]

Update June 23, 2015

Chiang Mai readies to host the mobile Cabinet meeting

Drug arrest at early morning checkpoint

Philippine Honorary Consulate celebrates 117th anniversary of Independence Day

Chiang Mai International Convention Center Confirm availability welcoming the mobile cabinet meeting.

Update June 1, 2015

Mae Rim parents file complaint against school

Fire strikes Waroros Market again