Thai public supports talks between Suthep and Yingluck

THAILAND - A majority of people agree that People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) leader Suthep Thaugsuban and caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra should hold one-on-one talks broadcast live on television in a bid to end the political deadlock, according to Suan Dusit Poll.

The poll was conducted on 1,354 people around the country from February 27 till Saturday. Close to 71 per cent agreed that they should meet for talks because this could possibly lead to an end to the political crisis.

About 23 per cent said they were uncertain about the report, which did not give a date or time or exact form of talks, while 6 per cent disagreed, saying it could widen the conflict.

Just under 92 per cent of respondents agreed that the talks should be broadcast live on TV, while 8 per cent disagreed, saying that speaking live on TV would make it hard for them to share their opinions in full.