BANGKOK, 14 April 2019 (NNT) – According to an opinion survey by Suan Dusit Poll, the Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, is the politician most people want to meet for the traditional water-sprinkling ceremony during this year’s Songkran festival. Respondents, however, are most concerned about road accidents during the holiday.
When asked what the respondents are concerned about during this Songkran, a majority or 68.62 percent of them mentioned road accidents, followed by the economic situation and high consumption of liquor.
On the occasion of Thai New Year, 48.88 percent of respondents wished for success, happiness and prosperity for their families. The respondents also hoped for a better economy and business performance. Other respondents wished for peace and unity in the country.
Asked to name politicians they wanted to meet for the water-sprinkling ceremony this year, Prime Minister Prayut came out on top with 34.51 percent, followed by the leader of the Future Forward Party, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.
On people’s expenses during Songkran, 47.76 percent said their outlay would remain unchanged when compared to last year’s spending. However, 30.64 percent said they would reduce their spending, and 21.64 percent said their expenses would increase.