Poll On The Coup
According to a popular public opinion poll, the Dusit Poll [figures not exact as I couldn’t here correctly]
83% the people approved the “peaceful” coup as a way to calm the political situation in Thailand.
Of course there is a margin of area of about 1%, and I’m pretty sure the majority of the poll takers were Bangkok citizens.
Most of the people I talk to pretty much agree with actions. Quite a few of my friends have even went to the areas where the Army tanks to take pictures WITH the soilders and tank. The situation is stable, and the country is pretty much business as usual.
However, the international view on the situation still differ greatly to those who live in the country. Thais seem to view it as a necessary step to a problem that just wouldn’t go away. The biggest impact I see would be from an econmic standpoint – international investors doubts in putting their bucks in the country where a coup can happen anyday.
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