The director of a university polling institute has resigned after being ordered to delay publishing a survey on Gen Prawit’s luxury watches. On 29 January 2018, Arnond Sakworawich resigned as Director of the Research Centre of the National Institute of Development Administration, also known as NIDA Poll. The day before, Arnond posted on his Facebook account that his resignation was to protest the university’s failure to preserve academic freedom under the military regime.
A recent political survey shows an increase in the number of voters who are still undecided whether they should vote in the August referendum or not. On Sunday, 3 July 2016, NIDA Poll published the result of the sixth survey on the upcoming draft constitution referendum, revealing that 62.80 per cent of the respondents are still undecided whether they should vote or not, which is almost double the first survey’s result, while 3.07 per cent of respondents will vote but have n
The attempt by the righteous academics of NIDA to expand the Constitutional Court’s mandate into economic policy (after its recent brave forays into politics and legislating) has apparently stumbled at a fairly petty hurdle.