Why is the private sector more serious about ending graft? (Thailand)

You’ve got to wonder why the private sector has come out more aggressively against corruption than the government. And you should get more curious if the government appears not too excited over reports that a senior bureaucrat has reported losing to a team of robbers much less than the robbers themselves claimed to have taken from his home.

Put these two stories together, and you might not be too surprised over the fact that Transparency International says Thailand has slipped in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) ranking in its latest annual report.

According to Juree Vichit-Vadakan, secretary-general of Transparency International Thailand, our country scores only 3.4 out of 10 on the transparency scale. The previous year’s score for Thailand was 3.5.

Read more in The Nation

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