Monday, 9 November 2009

Abhisit beats Thaksin in popular rating following Cambodian diplomatic spat: survey

November 8, 2009

(Posted by CAAI News Media)

An opinion survey found that the popular rating of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva surpassed that of former PM Thaksin Shinawatra after the government took actions to officially retaliated against Phnom Penh.

Assumption University's Abac Poll found that 60 per cent supported Abhisit while 21 per cent favoured Thaksin as the prime minister while 19 per cent had no comment.

The survey was carried out among 1,127 respondents in 17 provinces on Friday.

Up to 64.7 per cent supported the recalling of the Thai ambassador to Phnom Penh while 35.3 pe cent disagreed.

The Abhisit government recalled the ambassador and downgraded the diplomatic ties after the Cambodian government appointed Thaksin as its advisor and personal advisor to Cambodian PM Hun Sen.

The Nation

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