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Radio Australia: Kim McQuay Focuses on Thailand’s Political Polarization

March 30, 2011 — A broadcast on Radio Australia features The Asia Foundation’s 2010 National Survey of the Thai Electorate: Exploring National Consensus and Color Polarization and discusses political color polarization with The Asia Foundation’s representative in Thailand, Kim McQuay. Despite the history of both the Yellow Shirt and Red Shirt groups in Thailand, the survey indicates that the majority of Thais have no color affiliation. McQuay explains, “But what comes out from the survey – and did seem to resonate with peoples’ observations as well too that Thailand is not divided in quite the same way. There was a large; nearly three quarters of the respondent population expressed no color loyalty.” Listen to the broadcast: “Survey suggests Thai’s not politically divided.”

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