16 Jan '11, 12pm

Poll: Most Thai people would be willing to accept money from election candidates to buy their votes

BANGKOK - MOST Thai people would be willing to accept money from election candidates to buy their votes in the politically divided kingdom, according to a poll published on Sunday. Nearly 80 per cent of the respondents admitted vote-buying took place in their communities, said the Abac poll conducted by Assumption University, whose results were published on the English-language Bangkok Post website. Of those surveyed, 53.2 per cent said they would take such electoral bribes. Another 40.2 per cent would not accept the money, while 6.6 per cent were non-committal, according to the survey of 2,604 eligible voters in 18 provinces of Thailand, where a national election is due some time this year. Nearly 70 per cent of those who said they would take the bribes were from the northeast - the heartland of Thailand's anti-government 'Red Shirts' - while the next biggest group were t...

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