From Komchadluek, October 3, 2013
Deputy PM Plodprasop Suraswadi: Give me a budget. Then, I can build a dam… Leave me, please!!!
On the hand: Seub Nakhasathien Foundation
[Refers to the plan to build the Mae Wong dam. Opposition to the plan is led by Sasin Chalermlarp, secretary-general of the Seub Nakhasathien Foundation. Opponents contend that the dam will have an impact on the forest reserve areas. Plodprosop has asked the government to give him the budget to build the dam and also asks that people stop impeding him from building a dam. Plodprosop’s colorful and boisterous behavior has led to wide coverage and often ridicule in the press, such as his threats to summarily arrest protesters and his portrayal of King Mangrai at a water conference.]