Suan Dusit Poll: Political conflict makes flood operation difficult

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BANGKOK, 23 October 2011  – The majority of Bangkok-dwellers believe that a political conflict has made the ongoing flood crisis more difficult to handle, according to a recent poll by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University.

Almost 77 percent of the respondents have a feeling that the Pheu Thai Party core members and the Bangkok governor only give their priority to their own political territories, resulting in the lack of systematic solutions. As much as 67 percent believe that the political intervention will eventually put the popularity of the politicians involved in jeopardy. About 70 percent blame the political conflict for making the matter worse.

In the view of the respondents, the agencies undertaking the royal projects are the most trustworthy with 31.04 percent, followed by academics with 30.11 percent.