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Blackout reveals no shortage of protest energy

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Because of the recent epic blackout in the southern region of Thailand, Energy Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal told us that we need a new coal-fired power plant in Krabi and other provinces. 

He said the power outage should serve as a warning for those who keep protesting against new power plants but still use electricity at home.

Blackout is a word that influences Thais. Thai people might be able to tolerate tyranny, coups d'etat, civil war, political crackdowns or political protesters hijacking Suvarnabhumi airport, if maybe not epic flooding. But I am not sure whether we can survive a day of blackout, not to mention a week or a month.

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