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Old 02-01-2007, 12:52 PM
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Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn cuts the ribbon during the opening ceremony of the "Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2007" held in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, on Feb. 1, 2007.

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Old 02-01-2007, 10:43 PM
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Princess calls on drug firms to work for benefit of all


HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn urged the global pharmaceutical industry yesterday to contribute more to fight against "neglected diseases" in the developing world.


In the opening speech at the Prince Mahidol Award Conference to 300 participants from various countries, the princess said that producing innovative drugs in the research and development sector was a tough task - but making any achievements that serves all of mankind was even more vital.


"It is well-known that research and development in medical sciences is not easy to achieve as they are time-consuming tasks and require great perseverance. More difficult and complicated still, would be how the results of such achievements are meant for the benefit of all mankind and all countries of the world," the princess said.


Improving access to essential health technologies for neglected diseases was the principle topic for Prince Mahidol Award conference this year.


HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, who is president of the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation, said the issue was selected in order to bring global attention to this important problem and to suggest actions that would improve the health of the most vulnerable populations.


Her point of concern was echoed by the director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Margaret Chan, who was a keynote speaker at the event.

"The human suffering [from diseases] is far greater than the 270 cases of avian influenza reported globally over the past three years," Dr Chan said.
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she is the real princess.
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Princess Sirindhorn visits villagers in troubled Narathiwat

NARATHIWAT, Feb 8 (TNA) - Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on Thursday visited a village in the violence-plagued province of Narathiwat to follow up on royally-initiated projects to help solve the health problems of local residents.

Princess Sirinthorn met villagers in Peenaemudor village in Narathiwat's Chor Ai Rong district to observe the progress of the royally-initiated projects, where Public Health Minister Dr. Mongkol Na Songkhla and villagers received her.

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PATTANI, Feb 7 (TNA) - Suspected Muslim insurgents detonated a bomb near a helicopter landing pad in Pattani's Yaring district shortly before Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn was to use the facility on Wednesday morning.

The site is about 100 metres from a helicopter landing pad where the Princess was due to arrive to visit a local school in the district.


According to preliminary investigation, police said an unknown number of suspected insurgents planted an estimated three-kilogramme explosive under a tree near a shelter prior to detonating the bomb by cell phone.
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:59 PM
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Welcoming The Year Of The Pig

Chinese New Year celebrations in Yaowarat quieter than usual this year

The normally bustling Chinese New Year celebrations at Yaowarat in Bangkok yesterday were noticeably tamer than in recent years, when the event would normally receive high-profile appearances from a number of Chinese-Thai politicians in the ousted government. Food vendors and shop owners in Yaowarat said sales were down sharply, with fewer people attending the festival.

Yaowarat's Lunar New Year celebration is normally full of politicians and government leaders, making it one of the most high-profile events of the year.

However, Tourism and Sports Minister Suvit Yodmani was the only cabinet minister to attend yesterday's celebrations.

Mr Suvit represented the government in receiving a pair of auspicious lions from the Chinese government to honour His Majesty the King's 80th birthday. Made from precious white jade, the 10-tonne lions have been placed at Chalerm Phrakiat Gate, the famous landmark of Bangkok's Chinatown.

The festivities began as early as 3am yesterday, when people queued up to touch sacred parts of the Chalerm Phrakiat Gate for good luck.

The number of visitors peaked at around 5pm when HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn arrived to preside over the official opening of the celebrations.

The princess, wearing a red Chinese-style outfit, greeted the crowd, all of whom were decked out in red, and made a short tour of an exhibition on the King's 80th birthday organised by members of the Thai-Chinese community. The festivities are set to wind up today.

The Princess in front of the auspicious lions
The Princess pounds Chinese peanut candy

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Old 02-19-2007, 11:36 AM
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OMG, thank you Iparity for a lovely pic of Princess with a big hammer. very cute
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:51 AM
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Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (L), Princess of Thailand, shakes hands with Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi, capital of India, Mar. 6, 2007. Sirindhorn is on a six-day official visit to India from Mar. 5 to Mar. 10

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Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn of Thailand (C) descends the steps into the "Adalaj-Ni-Vav" (The step Well of Adalaj) in Gandhinagar district some 35 Kms from Ahmedabad 07 March 2007

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HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Visits the famous library of Alexandria (BA)

Alexandria— the BA will receive on Thursday, March 22, 2007 HRH Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, The Princess of Thailand and her delegation.

Dr. Yehia Halim Zaki, Head, BA Cultural and Academic Sector, and Mr. Sherif Riad, Director of the BA Public Relations Department will accompany HRH the Princess on a tour of the Library, its affiliated exhibitions and museums, and different facilities offered by the BA to members and visitors. The tour will include the Manuscripts Museum, the Digital Lab, the Internet Archive, VISTA, the Planetarium Science Center, and the Alexploratorium.

Her Royal Highness will pay a Royal Visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt between the 17th and the 23rd of March 2007.
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:30 AM
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HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's 52nd birthday

Happy Birthday to my Dear Princess!!!

Today, 'Outlook' marks the 52nd birthday of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn by publishing excerpts from her book, Reflexions, a poetry collection originally written in French between 1969 and 1976, during her student days. The poems were first compiled into a book in 1979 and subsequent editions have included additional poems as well as translations into Thai, together with a history of each poem provided by the princess. The latest edition of Reflexions, the 10th edition since 1979, includes the original poems in French, translations into Thai by the princess and Wanee Banomyong-Saipradit, and, for the first time, an English translation by Assoc Prof Dr Suchitra Chongsathitwattana and Dr Peter Skilling.

In 1973, Her Royal Highness started studying at the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University. She continued studying French poetry, writing with Madame Babin until 1976. The princess wrote several more poems in French during that period.

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Old 04-06-2007, 11:59 AM
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China in the eye of a princess

Her Royal Highness Maha Chakrin Sirindhorn is a very down-to-earth sort of Princess. She fell in love with China during a visit to country two decades ago, and has been returning repeatedly ever since. It is the land of China that the Thai princess has fallen so deeply in love with. And for proof, go to Beijing's Capital Museum, where an exhibition of nearly one hundred photos taken by the princess during her many visits to the country are on display.

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Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's latest book

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is a witty storyteller and cartoonist as proved by another enchanting work called "An Island Story"

"An Island Story" is part of the princess's collection of 14 smallsized books, which she wrote in late 2006 and early 2007.

Princess Sirindhorn has given the work to the Phufa shop to print and distribute. Phufa is a initiative of Princess Sirindhorn and is designed to support occupational development of villagers in remote rural areas.

In "An Island Story", the princess draws pictures to accompany her storytelling. Each drawing is captured like photo and presented like a frame of thought. It is a variation on the theme of islands.

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Princess in Tibet

"I came to Tibet once in 2001. This time the fast development in Tibet impresses me most," Said the princess.
Sirindhorn expresses her feeling regarding her visit in the meeting with TAR National Congress Standing Committee vice chairman Wu Yingjie. She arrived in Lhasa on the evening of April 7 via the Qinghai-Tibet Railway and looked around the Potala Palace, Lhalu wetland, Jokhang Temple, Barkor street, TAR Farming and Herding Academy Melch Cow Melioration and Breeding Experimentation Center and Lhasa Brewhouse.
and also on April 9, Thailand Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visited the Lhasa Middle School and met 11 funded students by Sirindhorn Scholarship.

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Honorary Professor title for Princess

SHANGHAI, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn arrived in Shanghai on Thursday after visiting Beijing, Qinghai Province, Tibet Autonomous Region, Hubei Province and Zhejiang Province.
She was conferred the title of "honorary professor" by Shanghai-based Fudan University on Friday.
"I will cherish this honor and make my own contribution to promoting bilateral exchanges in science and technology, culture and education," Sirindhorn said in fluent Chinese.:smartass:
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What languages does she know? I know only about Sanskrit and Cambodian maybe English too.
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What languages does she know? I know only about Sanskrit and Cambodian maybe English too.
Princess Sirindhorn speaks Thai, French, German, Chinese, Sanskrit, Pali, Cambodian, Laos, ancient script of Burmese and English
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Princess to make 3-day visit to Singapore

SINGAPORE: Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will be in Singapore for a 3-day visit starting Monday to attend the International Convention for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe 2007).

Singapore Foreign Affairs Ministry says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will host a lunch for Princess Sirindhorn during her visit.

The Princess will also attend a concert performance by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and the NUS Thai Music Ensemble. - CNA/yy
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Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (2-L) walks up the steps with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (L) at the Istana in Singapore, 24 April 2007. The Thai Princess is in the city state from 23-25 April 2007 to attend the International Convention for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology

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Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (R) watches a staff personnel demonstrate the use of NovaVision machine used to restore a patient's vision after a stroke or brain injury at Tan Tock Seng (TTSH) Rehabilitation Centre in Singapore, 24 April 2007

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People living with disabilities in Southeast Asia will soon have more affordable devices to make life much easier as a result of a tie-up between researchers from Singapore and Thailand.

Currently, expensive products from the West dominate the market. Singapore's START Centre is working with Thailand's National Electronics and Computer Techonology Centre to push cheaper switches for the disabled into Asia.

Giving weight to the project is Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand and Minister for Community Development Youth and Sports, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, who launched the event.

Both stressed the need to lower the cost of technology for disabled people.

Dr Balakrishnan said: "If Thailand and Singapore can arrive at some common standards and increase the size of the market, I think this would help to lower the costs of technology to the people who need it most."

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