UTCC: Thai politics at 10-month prime in February


BANGKOK, 8 March 2013 The latest survey by the University of Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) shows that Thais felt last month’s local political situation was most stabilized in nearly a year. 

UTCC’s Economic and Business Forecasting Center director Thanavath Pholvichai said on Thursday that the monthly survey on public opinions related to local politics showed Thai people felt the situation improved the most in February, when the general scores were at 75.6.

Mr. Thanavath stated that last month’s scores were the highest in 10 months.

He added that 13.8% of respondents of the survey viewed the current political condition as good and stable while 48% felt everything was moderately fine and 38.2% stated the situation was still far from stable.

When asked about their expectation in the next 3 months, about 39.8% of those responded to the survey believed Thai political situation will be very chaotic, with 46.6% forecasting moderate problems. Only 13.6% said they were hopeful everything will be fine or slightly problematic.

Mr. Thanavath, however, stated that the overall scores for the future of Thai politics rose to the 8-month high of 73.8, in February.