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Top wish for Thai children on Children's Day is 'unity'

The top wish of Thai children for Children's Day Saturday is for their parents - or adults with differing political opinions - to put their differences aside and join together, according to a Bangkok poll released Friday.

Of all the 1,193 children aged 6-14 surveyed in Bangkok on January 7-9, 45 per cent wanted an end to political division and quarrelling; 19 per cent wanted to end corruption; 13 per cent wanted adults as role models; and 13 per cent wanted more effort made to develop the country.

Asked whether they had overheard their parents or relatives arguing about the country's political division 27 per cent said they had, while 72 per cent said they had not.

The respondents also rated attractions they most wanted to visit for the day: 27 per cent said Suan Siam or Dreamworld; 6 per cent wanted to travel outside Bangkok; 5 per cent wanted to see military hardware on display; while 1.4 per cent wanted to see the anti-government protest site.


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