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Thailand slides in corruption index

Post by buksida » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:22 am

Thailand has slid to 88th place out of 176 in the 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index compiled by Berlin-based Transparency International.

The global anti-corruption organisation has changed its methodology for ranking the 176 countries this year, from previously scoring them on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 10 (highly clean) to 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (highly clean).

Thailand scored 37 out of 100, sharing the same score and ranking with Malawi, Morocco, Suriname, Swaziland and Zambia.

The kingdom ranked 80th among 183 countries listed in the 2011 corruption index, with a score of 3.4.

Denmark, Finland and New Zealand tied for first place with scores of 90, helped by strong access to information systems and rules governing the behaviour of those in public positions.

Among those clinging to the bottom rung of the index once again are Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia.

Source: Bangkok Post
Index: Corruption Perceptions Index 2012
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Post by buksida » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:20 pm

Four years on and she's still sliding ...

Thailand seen as more corrupt last year
Thailand's corruption ranking has plummeted, from 76th in 2015 to 101st among the 176 countries assessed in 2016 by independent watchdog Transparency International.

The watchdog attributed the drop to government repression, lack of independent oversight, entrenched military rule, deteriorating rights and a banned opposition.

In releasing its Corruption Perceptions Index 2016, the corruption watchdog said on Wednesday that Thailand's score dropped from 38 points out of 100 in the previous year to 35 as government repression, lack of independent oversight, and the deterioration of rights eroded public confidence in the country.

Its ranking fell from 76th out of 168 countries assessed in 2015 to 101st out of 176 countries in 2016, equal with Gabon, Niger, Peru, the Philippines, East Timor and Trinidad and Tobago.

Thailand's new constitution, while it placed significant focus on addressing corruption, entrenched military power and unaccountable government, undermining eventual return to democratic civilian rule, it said.

Free debate on the constitution was impossible; campaigning in opposition was banned and dozens of people were detained. The military junta also prohibited monitoring of the referendum, Transparency International said, referring to the constitutional referendum in August last year.

In Asia-Pacific, Thailand and Cambodia both fell in the rankings.

Cambodia, for the second year in a row, was rated the most corrupt Southeast Asian country on the list with a score of 21 points. As space for civil society continued to be extremely restricted, that was not surprising, Transparency International said.

Over two-thirds of the 176 countries and territories fell below the midpoint of the scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). The global average was 43 points. Top scorers were Denmark and New Zealand and the lowest was Somalia.

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Post by Felipesed1 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:53 pm

So Transparency International, whoever they are, have arbitrarily changed the usual meaning of the word 'corruption' to suit their own agenda.
Seems like that "report" should be filed in the trash bin!

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Post by Deep Blue » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:13 am

Felipesed1 wrote:So Transparency International, whoever they are, have arbitrarily changed the usual meaning of the word 'corruption' to suit their own agenda.
Seems like that "report" should be filed in the trash bin!
LOL, what's their agenda genius? Maybe the Illuminati? And maybe you should Google Transparency International before you speaketh?

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Post by StevePIraq » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:24 pm

Personally I cannot see what the following has to do with corruption.

In releasing its Corruption Perceptions Index 2016, the corruption watchdog said on Wednesday that Thailand's score dropped from 38 points out of 100 in the previous year to 35 as government repression, lack of independent oversight, and the deterioration of rights eroded public confidence in the country.
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Post by STEVE G » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:26 pm

StevePIraq wrote:Personally I cannot see what the following has to do with corruption.

In releasing its Corruption Perceptions Index 2016, the corruption watchdog said on Wednesday that Thailand's score dropped from 38 points out of 100 in the previous year to 35 as government repression, lack of independent oversight, and the deterioration of rights eroded public confidence in the country.
Certainly people who have made accusations of government corruption under the present regime have been rapidly jailed under various laws.

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Post by StevePIraq » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:31 pm

and that didn't happen before.
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Re: Thailand slides in corruption index

Post by STEVE G » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:56 pm

The Junta made some illuminating remarks on the subject:
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politic ... big-tumble

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