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Plodprasop to portray ex-king at water summit

Stage show disrespects Mangrai, critics charge

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Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi will don full costume and take to the stage in front of international delegates as part of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Chiang Mai, but denies it will be "inappropriate". 

In the show on Sunday at Wiang Kum Kam - a restored ancient city in Chiang Mai - Mr Plodprasop will take the lead role of King Mangrai, founder of the Lanna Kingdom who built the city as his capital before moving it to Chiang Mai.

Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi poses in full costume as King Mangrai, founder of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and the Lanna Kingdom in the late 13th century.

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