20 Jun '11, 8am

Thais in Singapore cast their votes

SINGAPORE: The Thailand embassy in Singapore said over the next four days some 10,500 voters are expected to vote for their Member of Parliament, as well as a representative from the party list at the Royal Thai Embassy. That's not even one per cent of the entire voting population of 47.3 million. But Singapore has the highest number of overseas voters, followed by Taipei and Los Angeles. And, Thais Channel NewsAsia spoke to said it's important that they exercise their right to vote. A lady said: "I think what we're looking forward to is peace. We want everyone to be peaceful. I want peace back in Bangkok. And I want to see economy grow because we've been facing a lot of trouble for the past few years due to the protests and everything. So if we can make this vote as effective as possible then I think everybody should accept the majority of the people's decision." Thailand...

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