Creating a new convention hub
Plodprasop ignores his critics to promote Chiang Mai as a major meeting venue - The plight of Veera Somkwamkid, languishing in a Cambodian jail, has slipped from public view - Signs that Pheu Thai is making inroads into the Democrats' stronghold were evident at last Sunday's rally
The water summit in Chiang Mai gave Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi a chance to raise his public profile as well as a reason to promote the province as a convention hub.
Plodprasop: Working for the North
The spectacle of a play in which Mr Plodprasop starred as the founder of the ancient Lanna kingdom provided what government supporters called the icing on the cake for the weekend summit.
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