Tuesday 19 November 2002
To float away the law that sells out the country: On the occasion of Loy Krathong, an annual festival when celebrants thank the river goddess and float away their bad luck in lotus-shaped banana-leaf floats, state enterprise workers from the CHECK Alliance against 11 Sell-Out Laws bring giant krathongs containing symbols of the 11 controversial laws, which have been imposed upon Thailand by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after the 1997 economic crash. These workers believe that these laws open a loophole for foreign interests to take over the Thai economy.