PM Thaksin, family praised as 'Family Day' role models - TNA, April 14, 2005
Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been praised as a 'family man' and his family has been appreciated as the 'example family of the year for Thai politicians', according to a poll marking the 'Family Day' on 14 April.
The ABAC poll, conducted by Assumption University, said that most of respondents in Bangkok and its peripheral areas, or 73.9 percent, had praised the prime minister for his role of 'family man'.
The prime minister's family was also praised by the majority of the respondents, or 86.3 percent, as the 'example family of the year for Thai politicians', followed by the families of former prime minister Banharn Silpa-archa (3.3 percent) and former prime minister Chuan Leekpai (2.3 percent).
Most of the respondents voted for the family of Chatchai-Sinjai Plengpanich, as the 'example family for Thai actors and actresses, followed the family of Sombat Metanee, and the family of Yuranant Pamornmontree, who is now a deputy government spokesman.
The family of "Bird", Thongchai McIntay, was praised by most respondents as the 'example family for Thai singers', followed by the families of "Big D2B", or Panvarat Kittikorncharoen and "Somchai-Nat Khemklad".
The majority of respondents praised the family of Paradorn Srichaphan, Thailand's male tennis champion, as the 'example family for Thai sportsmen', followed by the families of Yaowapha Burapolchai and Piyapong Phiew-on.
The majority of respondents, or 73.9 percent, praised Gen. Prem Tinsulanond, a former prime minister who is now the head of the Privy Council, as the best elderly man who has done good deeds for the nation, followed by former prime minister Anand Panyarachun (24.8 percent) and former prime minister Chuan Leekpai (7.2).
The survey also found that the majority of respondents, or 81.1 percent, have good relationship among members of their families.
The ABAC poll interviewed 2,855 people in Bangkok and its surrounding areas between 7-12 April on the random basis to mark the 'Family Day' today.
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