Poll: Rice pledging corruption-plagued
A high majority of people believe the government's rice pledging scheme is plagued with corruption and may affect its stability, Abac Poll revealed on Sunday.
- Published: 23/06/2013 at 11:00 AM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
The poll was carried out between June 19 and 22 on 1,432 people aged 18 up in 17 provinces: Bangkok, Samut Sakhon, Kanchanaburi, Suphan Buri, Samut Prakan, Phayao, Phetchabun, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Surin, Buri Ram, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chumphon, Trang and Nakhon Si Thammarat.
More than 81% of the respondents think corruption was involved in the government's rice mortgage scheme. (File photo)
Most, or 81.2%, of the respondents believed corruption was involved in the rice pledging scheme, while 18.8% thought otherwise.
On the government's decision to lower the pledging price to 12,000 baht from 15,000 baht per tonne, 65.1% disagreed with it while 34.9% thought the move was reasonable.
A majority, or 63.5%, said they were disappointed with the goverrnment for not being able to carry out its promise made to the people during the election campaign while 36.5% said they were not.
A majority, or 62.3%, were not satisfied with the overall management of the scheme while 37.7% said otherwise.
A high majority, or 74.7% thought the scheme would affect the government's stability and only 25.3% did not think it would do any harm.
Asked what the prime minister should do the cope with the problem of the rice pledging scheme, 34.8% suggested a cabinet reshuffle, 33.1% said she need not do anything, 18.9% suggested she resign, and 13.2% said she should call an election.
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