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New Thai government must show more responsibility with the Mekong

Power production has been prioritized without consideration of area residents

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Sandbanks in the Mekong River in Nakon Phanom province, Thailand surface due to unusually low water levels in 2019.   © AP

Titipol Phakdeewanich is dean of the faculty of political science at Ubon Ratchathani University in Thailand.

Around this time of year when the rainy season begins, people living on the banks of the Mekong River along the Thai-Lao border always feel a little less stressed because rising water levels mean more fish and food to support their survival.

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