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Most Thai children not want to become politicians: survey

Most Thai children do not want to become politicians when they grow up, an opinion survey has found.

The survey by Rajabhat Suan Dusit University found that 89.01 per cent of respondents did not want to become politicians and just 10.99 per cent favoured a political career.

The survey was carried out among 1,337 children from Monday to Wednesday on the occasion of National Children's Day.

The survey found that 61.51 per cent of children saw Thai politics as being full of turmoil and boring while 19.25 per cent felt that politics caused the country to be underdeveloped and made people unhappy. Meanwhile 15.09 per cent said that politics was "full of bad people".

Up to 42.15 per cent of the respondents would like politicians to hold talks and become united while 21.90 per cent wanted to see politicians punished more harshly. Unsurprisingly, 19.83 per cent of them wanted politicians to do more for children and 16.12 per cent wanted politicians to forgive one another.

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