Another depressing opinion poll : “okay with a corrupted government”

I wrote in january :

The most depressing “opinion poll” ever : children want… things from Abhisit

It was indeed depressing. But I’m not sure anymore It was “the most”… 😉

A new one is a serious competitor for the golden medal.

A latest survey reveals that many Thai people would accept a crooked government if it can make the country prosper and raise their standard of living.

The Abac Poll Research Centre conducted a survey on people’s well-being, involving 1,228 households in 17 provinces nationwide.

84.5 per cent viewed that corruption in businesses would not be unusual and 51.2 per cent said they would tolerate a corrupted government if it can improve the country and their well-being.

73.9 per cent agreed that living self-sufficiently can help ease the economic crisis. (Bangkok Post)

I give no credit to Abac… At all… But what strikes me is that they didn’t censor such “poll” ! 😉

And I love the part about the “self sufficiency” policy. It’s obvious that this joke was added after by some editor or crook to please theirs masters… I mean it’s hilarious.

It like to ask : “as a crook, a corrupted citizen who supports with a burning enthusiasm a corrupted government, as long as it can benefit yourself, do you approve the self-sufficiency philosophy promoted by our beloved King ?”

There is one mystery though… Why they didn’t write : “99,9 percent agreed” ? Or even “120 %” ? 😉

2 Responses to “Another depressing opinion poll : “okay with a corrupted government””

  1. 1 Bedwyr 29 June 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Not smart are they? They still don’t care as long as they think it doesn’t hurt them personally. They haven’t yet woken up to the fact that the crap quality of roads, electricity, p[hone networks, internet access, airports and everything else in Thailand is because 20%+ of the cost of everything has to go in tea-money.

    All quiet on the lala front, everyone sleeps soundly. Be happy.


  2. 2 Pricilla 3 July 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Well, I’ve run into a few foreigners who also hail corruption as an adjunct to a life of ease as they can easily afford it. As long as ones own little world is more comfortable by perception then stuff the rest. Not necessarily minds taxed by evaluation of the larger picture.

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