Majority still uncertain about cabinet reshuffle

A majority of people are still uncertain when asked about news on a possible cabinet reshuffle, according to the result of an opinion survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.

The poll was conducted on July 18-21 on 1,236 people throughout the country to gauge their opinoins on news on a cabinet reshuffle which has been reported this month.

In responding to the news, 68.20% said it is still uncertain whether there will be a cabinet reshuffle; 58.74% said they don't care whether the cabinet will be reshuffled or not, as long as it works for the majority; 53.64% said if there is a reshuffle it should be to improve work efficiency and do away with shortcomings; 48.87% said the cabinet should be reshuffled if it underperforms; and, 41.91% said frequent changes can cause discontinuity of government work.

Asked whether it is now the right time for a cabinet reshuffle, 45.15% are uncertain whether the cabinet would turn out to be better or worse after the reshuffle, saying that it is a matter for the prime minister to decide; 29.0% said it is now time for a reshuffle because problems have accumulated and left unsolved while several ministries have underperformed; and, 25.85% said the time is not yet right for a reshuffle because the government is working under a roadmap and a change may disrupt its work.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)