ABAC poll has indicated that the majority of Thais do not mind corruption in the government, as long as the nation prospers and people make a decent living.
The survey, conducted by Aswsumption University, was in relation to people’s perceptions of the present government , corruption problems, and their faith in democracy; as opposed to those prior to the 1949 coup.
According to the survey, 90.1 percent of the people believe that civil servants and state officials in the current government are corrupt; the percentage is drastically up from that of the previous survey conducted in the year 2005. In addition, the number of people losing faith in the nation’s justice system when it comes to prosecuting corrupt state officials has tripled.
The poll also has also revealed that more people, 76.1 percent, are willing to tolerate corruption in the government as long as they have a good life, up from 63.2 percent found in 2008.