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Thailand Ranks 78th In World Corruption Index

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Thailand ranks 78th in world corruption index

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BANGKOK, 7 June 2011 (NNT) – Thailand ranks 78th among 178 countries worldwide listed in the 2010 corruption perception index released by the Transparency International.

Apart from the global position, Thailand was ranked 10th among 24 Asian countries with the score 3.5 out of 10 points. Meanwhile, Singapore got the highest score for transparency at 9.3 out of 10.

Corruption in Thailand tends to get severer and more complex. The government was expected to lose 1.4 billion baht from procurement of drugs and equipment in 1998, 770 million baht from iTV concession amendment in 2003 and 4.3 million baht from procurement of CTX bomb scanners in 2005.

All the damages from corruption practices had taken away educational opportunities from over five million people who should have enjoyed the 15-year free education sponsorship, as well as construction of schools, health stations and roads.

There were 2,000-3,000 complaints about corruption on average yearly in the past decade. The number of complaints stood at over 8,000 in 2008 alone. Thailand in the past ten years scored 3.0-3.5 points in the Transparency International ranking.

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They would have rated first but a brown envelope changed hands under a table whistling.gif

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the wife just raked in 10K baht in her local elections. Every candidate was handing out 1K baht to secure a vote

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the wife just raked in 10K baht in her local elections. Every candidate was handing out 1K baht to secure a vote

LOL.... "to secure a vote" .... at best, seems they've secured the same chances at getting the vote before the payout. :lol:

....and that's only if she hasn't decided already... Amazing Thailand.

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the wife just raked in 10K baht in her local elections. Every candidate was handing out 1K baht to secure a vote

That's Not corruption but Transparency ! ;)

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This report was released in October 210! A lot of stuff has changed hands to keep it out of the media. So why now?

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Only 2000-3000 complaints.

I estimate that at least 2,000- 3,000 incidents of bribery by traffic policemen and putative offenders alone take place every day around the country, though that may be a very conservative figure.

Add to that the bits and bahts required here and there to run a bar, or motorcycle taxi gang, or food stall on a street: there are probably 100's of thousands of instances of corruption taking place every single day in the land of smiles.

I can only conclude that Thais like it that way.

You make your bed and you sleep in it.

Karma!

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This report was released in October 210! A lot of stuff has changed hands to keep it out of the media. So why now?

because the red shirts are going to again sweep the elections in a landslide that will need to be explained by reports of corruption.

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Maybe best not to confuse greatly increased reporting of complaints with actual rise in graft. I suspect it's about the same, but maybe improving a little, due to fear of the increased reporting.

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The more things change the more they stay the same.

There only seems to be more of it around, because there is more economic activity around. How they make any attempt to measure accurately what goes on in this country economically I have no idea, none of the figures reflect the true size of the Thai economy.

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They would have rated first but a brown envelope changed hands under a table whistling.gif

LOL yes , didn't I read just a month ago or so, Thailand was rated 16th in the world for brown envelopes passed under the tables, in just about every sector of the business world, right down to the tuk tuk driver :blink:

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Yeah - this poll is accurate...

The better countries are at hiding their corruption.. the MORE corrupt they are.

Nothing Thailand has done has been felt around the world.

The United States and their bankers on the other hand....

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Yeah - this poll is accurate...

The better countries are at hiding their corruption.. the MORE corrupt they are.

Nothing Thailand has done has been felt around the world.

The United States and their bankers on the other hand....

Why would corruption have to be "felt" internationally? That's like implying that international theft is worse than local theft - when theft is theft regardless.

In the past these polls have been done on a "feel good grade" on a census like form. Problem is many people in Thailand expect corruption and actually think it is acceptable (gin muang - eat [of the] land) - this puts Thailand higher in these lists than they should be if a "normal person" (whatever that means) measured countries by the same yard stick. Not saying this poll is done that way, but I can't see any other way that would be better. Personally, if we looked at just (so-called) democracies around the world, and only consider institutional corruption (by the state and state officials - including the police) then I would personally think Thailand would be in the bottom few precent of countries (probably along with all the worst African countries and newly liberated democracies in the middle east!) - but then I have not lived everywhere, like everyone else, so am biased (or perhaps snow blinded) with what I see here.

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