Democrat Party deputy leader Ong-art Klampaibul expressed doubt that public feedback to the four questions put forward by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha through the Interior Ministry would be credible and reliable.
While admitting that the prime minister had the right to pose the four questions to the public, he expected the answers to those questions from the public would satisfy the prime minister because the questions were crafted in the way to extract favorable answers rather than the real answers from the public.
Ong-art said he didn't think the four questions would be beneficial to the country, but would only add more problem which would affect attempt at national reconciliation.
The Democrat deputy leader noted that the prime minister should have known the answers better than the people who were told to give their answers.
If the prime minister is worried that the post-election government does not have good governance, he suggested that the prime minister should let the people to decide their future by themselves.
No matter how sincere the prime minister is in posing the questions, the process through which the answers are obtained does not base on credibility, but will be misinterpreted as an attempt to create current to justify the prolongation of his stay in power, said Ong-art.
He suggested the prime minister to spend the rest of his term to work out mechanism to ensure good governance by the new government.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)