Thais blame political conflict for lagging development
July 06, 2014 00:00
The majority of Thais blame political conflict for the country's lagging development, an opinion survey has found.
The Master Poll survey of the Thai Researchers in Community Happiness Association was conducted among 2,158 samples of people from around the country from June 30 until Saturday.
Its results were announced by Assoc Professor Chet Ratchadaphannathikul Sunday.
To an open-ended question – in which each respondent could give more than one answer, 82.4 per cent blamed political conflict for Thailand’s failure to develop as anticipated.
Some 80.6 per cent of respondents blamed corruption while 78.3 per cent blamed the failed education system, and 62.7 per cent said a failed justice system was responsible for the country’s lack of due development. Political ignorance was also cited by 61.5 per cent of respondents for the lack of development.