Tuesday 7 January 2003
Liar PM: Assembly of the Poor children raise banners and shout, "Almighty Prime Minister is a liar." This is in reference to Prime Minister Taksin's refusal to abolish Cabinet Decision of 1 October 2002 (to open Pak Moon Dam's sluice gates only for 4 months a year) in spite of his oft-reiterated vow to adhere to academic advice ie. the government-funded and initiated study by Ubol University, which recommends that the dam's gates should be kept open all year round for a minimum of 5 years to allow the Moon River's ecology and communities to recover. The study also assures that this would not affect the volume of reserve electricity and would benefit all parties.