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Thailand slides three places in global corruption index

By The Nation

 

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Thailand scored 36 points and came in at 104 in among 180 countries in Transparency International (TI)’s 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).

 

In 2019, Thailand ranked 101 in the index.

 

The 2020 list was topped by Denmark and New Zealand, winning the highest score of 88. Among Asean countries, Thailand came in sixth, with Singapore topping the list and taking the third position globally with 85 points.

 

The second highest in the region was Brunei, with 60 points (ranking 35 globally), followed by Malaysia with 51 points (57 globally), Timor-Leste 40 points (86 globally), Indonesia 37 points (102), while Vietnam and Thailand tied with the same score.

 

This index is an important barometer showing that the media and public are seriously aware of corruption among government agencies, state enterprises, the private sector and civil society.9. The top-scoring countries in Asia Pacific are New Zealand (88 points), Singapore (85), and Australia (77).

 

Meanwhile, the lowest-scoring countries in Asia Pacific are North Korea (18), Afghanistan (19) and Cambodia (21).

 

The index has been released annually since 1995, with scores set between 0 and 100 points, in which 100 points means no corruption at all.

 

This year’s CPI showed that 120 out of 180 countries have fallen in ranking, with South Sudan and Somalia being the lowest scoring countries with just 12 points.
 

This index is an important barometer showing that the media and public are seriously aware of corruption among government agencies, state enterprises, private sector and civil society.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30401940

 

 

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The shock and horror to even began to think that Thailand has corruption within its borders.  No way, I will never believe it.  There is no such thing as brown envelopes, tea money, back handers, or graft in projects, no way would the Buddhist tenets allow such things to happen in the center of the universe.  

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There may be traces of extreme sarcasm and comic relief in the post above.

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3 minutes ago, GeorgeCross said:

for a supposed developing country this is an <deleted> disgrace - sod "farang making thailand look bad", thailand's leadership is making thailand look bad.

 

 

Ssshh, we would not want to anger the Government of PM Chan-Ocha that does everything above board, and takes great care of the people without allowing corruption.  The Good PM has made it well known that he would stop corruption when he was Legally elected.  What, he hasn't, oh shame on him then.

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So, would it be correct to assume that the military junta that became the government were less than truthful when the claimed they would reel in corruption???

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15 minutes ago, Justgrazing said:

Teacher 

" One day our country will be corruption free " , which tense is it ? .. 

Student 

" Future impossible tense ? " ..

Just go and sit in a couple of wigwams . You're too tense.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Thailand scored 36 points and came in at 104 in among 180 countries in Transparency International (TI)’s 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).

 

In 2019, Thailand ranked 101 in the index.

Pretty meaningless, without knowing the 2019 score: the 3 point ranking change could just reflect 3 other countries ranking <=Thailand in 2019 improving in 2020...

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Just now, Mr Meeseeks said:

So the excuse for the coup was to eliminate corruption but things have got a lot worse since then.

Told you they were not to be trusted. :smug:

Shurely shome mishtake?

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4 hours ago, PatOngo said:

So, would it be correct to assume that the military junta that became the government were less than truthful when the claimed they would reel in corruption???

That would be a reasonable and very accurate assumption. 

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23 minutes ago, kickstart said:

When this present government took over  in 2014 Thailand was 85th in the league ,what happened to the we  are going to stamp out corruption bit . 

Only opposition corruption... 

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14 hours ago, zzaa09 said:

I might consider the source.

Nefarious, and culturally centric, outfits such as TI are to be challenged greatly. 

TI, founded by a German ex-World Bank employee, does a good job in drawing attention to corruption which is a major problem in many, probably most, countries. A big part of the problem originates in developed countries - companies offering bribes to secure contracts. This is now a criminal offence in many of these countries although the new laws are not always properly enforced. And then there is policy corruption - corporations buying politicians to get the policies they want. USA a prime offender. And now UK conservatives giving contracts to their donors for work they're not competent or willing to actually do. A long way to go, but at least we've started.

 

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17 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

Ssshh, we would not want to anger the Government of PM Chan-Ocha that does everything above board, and takes great care of the people without allowing corruption.  The Good PM has made it well known that he would stop corruption when he was Legally elected.  What, he hasn't, oh shame on him then.

Ha ha! The Good PM cited stopping corruption as one of the main reasons for illegally appointing himself - four years before he was "legally elected"!

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2 minutes ago, herfiehandbag said:

Ha ha! The Good PM cited stopping corruption as one of the main reasons for illegally appointing himself - four years before he was "legally elected"!

Glad you could see the true written words...

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1 minute ago, ThailandRyan said:

Glad you could see the true written words...

I am following it with great interest TR, I think, with some luck, there is the potential here for a "hub", certainly regional if not global!

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Thailand tied with authoritarian Communist Vietnam is very telling. Same -Same in some ways.

Ironically, Thailand improved its Democracy Index for 2019 from hybrid regime to flawed democracy, the same as USA, India and Japan.

The Truth is out there and it's not based on perception but reality.

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