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Thais worried about political conflicts during flooding

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BANGKOK, 23 October 2011 (NNT) – ABAC poll showed that the majority of Thai citizens is worried about political conflicts during the plight of flooding while they demand cooperation from all sides to solve the problem.

According to Director of the ABAC Poll Research Center Dr Noppol Kanika, the survey titled ‘Lessons learned from the deluge crisis in Thailand’ among 1,305 samples of Bangkok residents during 15-22 October 2011. Results show that the majority of 66.3% have learned how to adapt themselves to handle flood situation, 67.2% see the need to spend more money during the situatiom and 55.9% have to spend much more money during the post-flood time.

Projecting on the income in 3 months ahead, 53.8% of the respondents are convinced that their incomes will remain the same while 31.4% believe that their incomes will decrease. As for the most concerned matter among the public, 83.6% cited the political conflicts during the flooding while 81.1% wanted to see the cooperation between Pheu Thai Party and Bangkok Governor.

Moreover, the survey found that 48.9% of the respondents estimated that the flooding crisis would be resolved within one month. 95.5% of them said that the post-flood rehabilitation steps would range from renovation of houses, city and community clean-up, workplace, career support to infrastructure development.

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