Majority want cabinet meeting held in southern border provinces

A majority of people want a mobile cabinet meeting to be held in the three troubling southern border provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, according to the result of an opinion survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.

The poll was conducted between Sept 19-23 on 1,204 people throughout the country to compile their opinions on the government’s mobile cabinet meeting which was last held in Ayutthaya province in the Central Region on Sept 19.

The next mobile cabinet meeting will be held in Ko Samu district of Surat Thani province in the South.  The exact date has yet to be set.

Asked where they think should be the venue for a mobile cabinet meeting after Samui, a majority, or  59.63%, of the respondents pointed to the three southern border provinces; 32.72% Chiang Mai, 26.38% Udon Thani; 17.28% Khon Kaen; and, 16.34% Trang.

Most of the respondents voiced support for the recent cabinet meeting in Ayutthaya, with 72.92% saying that it was a good opportunity for the prime minister to be close to the people; 71.26% said it was a way of whipping up officials in the area to work; and, 64.62% said it was a way of stimulating the economy.

Asked what they think in what direction the Thai politics will go after seeing Chartthaipattana Party politicians take part in the Ayutthaya cabinet meeting, 67.94% said it was a good sign of coooperation; 65.45% thought it was an indication of political parties preparing for an election; and, 59.14% believed conflicts and fight of interests would continue.

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