BANGKOK, 2 September 2011 – Bangkok people want the government to urgently control product prices, solve the high cost of living problem as well as press on minimum wage and salary hike policies, according to a recent survey by Suan Dusit Poll of Rajabhat Suan Dusit University.
The survey was conducted with 1,589 respondents in Bangkok and vicinities from 28 August to 1 September 2011. They were questioned about the national situation and the stability of the Pheu Thai-led government as well as its policies.
The survey shows the top-5 news about national situation which interested people most are policies to increase the daily minimum wage to 300 baht and the salary for fresh graduates to 15,000 baht at 77.53%, followed by measures to control product prices and solve high living cost at 75.33% and flood situation at 70.93%.
Top issues that, people think, will affect the stability of the government are allocations of political positions at 72.25%, minimum wage and salary hike policy at 63.0% and appointment of political officials from key figures of the United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship at 60.53%.
Top issues that people want the government to expedite are to control product prices and solve high living cost at 86.78%, followed by increasing daily minimum wage to 300 baht and salary for fresh graduates to 15,000 baht at 80.18% as well as solutions to flood situation at 80.18%.