Thailand: Govt’s handling of economy mostly worries public

16:14 | 25/04/2017 Global Economy

Most Thai citizens have expressed concern over the handling of economy among five issues facing the Prayut Chan-ocha government, according to a recent survey conducted by Dusit University.

Thai President Prayut Chan-o-cha (C) (Source: VNA)

Of 1,167 people surveyed across the country during April 17-21, almost 88 percent were worried about the government’s failure to tackle economic issues.

They suggested the government recruit leading economic experts to tackle the issue, and take more measures to boost the national economy.

Corruption was second on the list of concerns with almost 77 percent saying that this still remained widespread, especially in government projects.

Political conflicts were third, and almost 71 percent thought the government had failed to promote reconciliation in the country.

Meanwhile, about 65 percent expressed their concern about law enforcement, especially the absolute power of Prime Minister Prayut under Article 44 of the 2014 interim constitution of Thailand.

Theo VNA