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Chiang Mai: Life coach in the firing line over donations for fighting forest fires

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

social media influencer

I reserve  my  biggest  most sacred  buckets for these🤮

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2 hours ago, smedly said:

showing the year round pollution rate hides the issue, it is the 3 month a year that it is well over 100 and at that time presents clear and present danger and permanent health damage

 

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3 hours ago, jak2002003 said:

Sure about that?

Yes indeed!. For many years I lived in the hills and mountains of neighboring Lampang Province and during the dry season it was the forests on the slopes that were set alight for one eventual commodity - MUSHROOMS. In season, when driving from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, Phayao and beyond, you could see many stalls lining the roadsides with local villagers selling a vast range of mushrooms. 

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3 hours ago, stephenterry said:

Not if you reside in Chiang Mai, as I have suffered for the last few years - and still NOTHING has been done to resolve this annual air pollution. NOTHING...

Not true, they shut the city down for 3 months to fight the pollution.

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3 hours ago, Antonymous said:

 

Link: https://www.iqair.com/world-most-polluted-cities

 

Chart above is the average PM2.5 for the whole of 2019. Korat was the most polluted city in Thailand last year.

 

Historically the high level of air pollution in Chiang Mai is from mid-Feb to mid-May (three months) depending on the arrival of rainfall. This year 2020 it was shorter than usual as the rain came early. CM can hit the top spot during some of this time.

 

Air pollution is both a regional and a national problem that requires a concerted effort by regional and Thai governments. Your attempts to demonise Chiang Mai are silly and unhelpful.

 

Dam site longer than 3 months, we have to put up with breathing unhealthy air AQI > 50 for 9 months or more https://aqicn.org/city/chiang-mai/

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Social media star ‘had no permission’ to launch wildfires campaign

By The Nation

 

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Popular social media influencer Sean Buranahiran has attracted more flak over his charity campaign to fight wildfires in Chiang Mai.

 

Mueang district chief Sarawut Worapong has sent a letter to the province’s governor complaining that Sean did not request permission from local authorities to launch his campaign for donations.

 

Permission is required under the Fundraising Control Act BE2487 (1944).

 

The district chief took action after police deputy spokesman Krisana Pattanacharoen suggested that people affected by the case report their concerns to the police.

 

Krisana was reacting to complaints from Sean’s followers that donations to the campaign had been misspent on raising his own profile rather than fighting the fires.

 

Sean responded on Facebook by saying the campaign had gathered Bt875,741.53 in public donations from March 30 to May 1.

 

He added that Bt254,516.53 of that money was spent on making social-media videos aimed at raising awareness of the fires.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30390471

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-06-29
 

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31 minutes ago, webfact said:

Sean responded on Facebook by saying the campaign had gathered Bt875,741.53 in public donations from March 30 to May 1.

 

He added that Bt254,516.53 of that money was spent on making social-media videos aimed at raising awareness of the fires.

And what was done with the other 621,225 baht ?

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4 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Never seen much corn around Chiang Mai, most of the little there is, being on the Hill Tribe farms.

Loads of people like to comment who don't ever get out and about in Chiang Mai.

Who are the hill tribes growing the corn for?

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3 minutes ago, Dap said:

Who are the hill tribes growing the corn for?

They sell it in local markets.

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All of Southeast Asia ( including Thailand ) burns, and they burn at every agricultural level. 

The only way it could be controlled locally is is to hit them in the pocket book with fines that are enforced. This will never happen as the party in office would soon be very unpopular and voted out. And losing those seats would make Bangkok very unhappy as well. Expect the same platitudes next year folks.

 

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6 hours ago, Dap said:

I agree that is likely for the smaller farmers around and between yourself and Doi Suthep but as I travel extensively throughout the Northern reaches of this country, I see (as far as the eye can see) mountain ranges denuded of forests and replaced by corn grown for major agribusiness and pretty much done so by hill-tribe folk, it is certainly not for sale in local markets and when they burn ... whew!  I have driven for hours through the burning.

This is also what I see every year ..and it's more land used each passing year 

 

Get ready to be added to a certain persons ignore list lol 

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