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Lisu Mule Arrested by Police
July 28, 2015

A Lisu woman was arrested with over 5,000 yaba pills, heroin, raw opium, a gun, a grenade and over 55,000 baht in cash after she was caught by police on July 27 following a tip-off.

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Over 50 Underage Drinkers Found in Pub
July 27, 2015

Following new rulings by the Junta that pubs and clubs that are less than 300 metres away from an educational institution, the military and police began crackdowns in the Chang Klan area, finding one pub with over 50 underage drinkers being served.

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Money Stolen From Offering Box, Doi Kham Temple
July 23, 2015

On July 22nd, police were called to Doi Kham temple after a caretaker discovered the large metal box that collects monetary offerings broken into with many coins scattered on the floor and most of the contents gone.

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Drunk Man Looking for Trouble Beaten Up by Villagers
July 28, 2015

On July 27, a drunk man was beaten up by local villagers in Chiang Dao after he was looking for trouble and threatened them with a knife, according to police reports.

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Unidentified Man Believed to Have Committed Suicide
July 27, 2015

An unidentified man was found dead under a tree in a field behind a house in the Chiang Dao area on July 24.

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Two Dead After Bike Hits Car After Jumping Red Light
July 23, 2015

A Shan husband and wife died after they allegedly jumped a red light and crashed into the side of a car at the 700th Anniversary Stadium junction at around 10.30pm on July 22.

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8th Nativeland Visit Program Invites Adopted Thai Children to Experience Thainess
July 27, 2015

July 23, foreign families with adopted Thai children along with representatives of the Chiang Mai Office of Social Development and Human Security visited the birthplace and hometown of the adopted children, giving them a chance to experience their heritage and understand more about Thai people.

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Former Karen Refugee Awarded Professional Contract with Sheffield United
July 22, 2015

British football club, Sheffield United, have offered a professional contract to a former Karen refugee after the 18-year-old impressed the club at the under 21s trials.

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New Visa Renewal Service Opens at Promenada Resort Mall
July 20, 2015

The superintendent of Immigration Division 5, Bandit Tungkasanee, was the guest of honour for the grand opening of the new visa renewal service at Promenada Resort Mall Chiang Mai. This new service point officially opens today, July 20th.

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Insects Plague Nong Jong Village
July 22, 2015

July 20th. Another village in Lamphun has reported plagues of insects disrupting their village after residents called on authorities to come and solve the serious problem as soon as possible.

Unidentified Insects Plague Ban Nong Hoi Village
July 14, 2015

Villagers of Ban Nong Hoi village have been plagued by thousands of small insects, covering trees, plants, electricity poles, walls, homes and vehicles.

Light Footsteps Initiative Empowers Hospitalised Youth
July 3, 2015

On any given day at the Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development you can find Light Footsteps Initiative volunteers empowering children of all ages and activity levels to engage in art, music, athletics, and dance. These children have varying ability levels, both physical and cognitive and the volunteers range from high school students to adults.

Burma Sets Date for First Free Election in 25 Years
July 9, 2015

Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC) on Wednesday announced that the country will hold its first free general election in 25 years, with polls opening on November 8.

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Post-it Protest at CMU Calls For Release of 14 Students Arrested Under Article 44
July 7, 2015

A peaceful protest was held outside the gates of Chiang Mai University, calling on the Junta to give amnesty to the fourteen students arrested and detained under Article 44 on Friday June 26, after staging a peaceful anti-junta protest in Bangkok.

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Thai-Myanmar Township Border Committee Meet in Burma
July 3, 2015

The 83rd Thai-Myanmar Township Border Committee (TBC) conference was held at Tha Khee Lek, Burma on June 30, with Colonel Prapat Pobsuwan representing Thailand and Major Aongtinau reprensenting Burma.

Low Budget Film on the Way to Cannes
June 29, 2015

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Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide at Papa Rock
June 22, 2015

Eef Barzelay has been processing the world through music for a long time. Most known for forming and fronting the American band Clem Snide, Eef is the driving force behind a body of work that already exceeds most singer songwriters in terms of quantity, but maintains a brilliant ability to articulate just how absurd, hilarious and sad the human experience can be as we bumble about trying to get what we want out of this world.

Annual Rocket Festival Held at Huay Tung Tao
June 17, 2015

During the month of June every year, people in Northern Thailand follow a tradition of bringing water offerings to Buddha images at temples and shrines all over the region in hopes of abundant rainfall during the coming wet season. The three days of water offerings culminate with the rocket festival, or Bun Bang Fai, which has been celebrated in Northern Thailand and Laos since before the 9th century as a signal to the sky to commence the change of season, and was held on June 15th this year.

Perfect Balance by Monocle
July 22, 2015

What’s it like – being a second city? On duty for The Escapist, Robert Bound found Chiang Mai to be an ancient town with a contemporary buzz of bars, bands and boxers, wonderful food and beautiful girls on scooters. It doesn’t feel like it’s in a race with Bangkok, or anywhere else for that matter.

Meeting of Styles Comes to Chiang Mai
April 21, 2015

Last weekend, April 17-18, saw the second annual Meeting of Styles (MOS) held by As You Wish Services in Chiang Mai.

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Obituary: Robert ‘Bob’ Tilley (B.12.06.1938 – D. 05.03.2015)
March 20, 2015

Bob passed away peacefully on Thursday morning 5th March, he is survived and much loved by his partner Tong, and 6 children Simon, Luke, Justin, Imogen, Nicola, and Emanuel. We feel deeply for the family’s great loss, and wish Bob a fond and loving farewell. May his soul rest in peace.

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What’s it like – being a second city? On duty for The Escapist, Robert Bound found Chiang Mai to be an ancient town with a contemporary buzz of bars, bands and boxers, wonderful food and beautiful girls on scooters. It doesn’t feel like it’s in a race with Bangkok, or anywhere else for that matter.