People concerned at amnesty rally
- Published: 3 Nov 2013 at 10.38
- Online news:
A majority of people are concerned over the anti-amnesty rally for fear that it will become violent and lead to a wider rift in society, according to the result of a Suan Dusit poll published on Sunday.
The poll was conducted on 1,229 people in Bangkok and nearby provinces between Oct 29 and Nov 2 to survey the people's concerns over the current political situation in Thailand.
The majority, or 54.25%, of the respondents said they were worried the ongoing anti-amnesty rally would become violent and lead to a wider rift in socieity. They said the rally should be peaceful and lawful and all concerned should resort to a compromise and reasoning.
A smaller number of respondents, 31.97%,were concerned about corruption and misuse of power in Thai politics dominated by the patronage system.
Another group of 13.78% of the respondents were heavy-hearted about disunity among politicians. They said politicians should think more about the country's interest than about themselves.