Prayong Doklumyai went up to a high podium. He adjusted his microphone, and asked a crowd of squatters: "Why are you landless?"
There were murmurs in the crowd.
"If you ask a monk," Prayong continued, "he will say: 'It's your old Karma; you have done little good deeds in your past life; that's why you're suffering in this life."
"But that's not true!" shouted a thin man, bare-chested. Prayong nodded and continued with his questioning.
"If you ask a teacher, he will say: 'You have little education.'
If you ask a doctor, he will say: You guys have too many diseases that hindered your ability to perform and function."
"Now," Prayong paused. "If you ask me, I will say that it's the structure of society that made you poor and landless."
"It's not that we don't have land! We have plenty of land, but it all belongs to the rich," he gestured with his hand towards the Parliament