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Thailand’s corruption ranking improves

By National News Bureau of Thailand

Monday 6 February 2023, 04:21PM

Photo: NNT

Photo: NNT

BANGKOK: According to the 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International, Thailand’s corruption standing improved by 9 places to 101st out of 180 countries, compared to 110th in 2021.


National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) Secretary-General Niwatchai Kasemmongkol said on Saturday (Feb 4) Thailand scored 36 points, an increase from 35 points in the previous year.

Denmark topped the list as the world’s best performer with a score of 90 points, followed by Finland and New Zealand with 87 points each, reports NNT.

Singapore was the best-performing Asian country, ranked 4th globally with 83 points.

According to Niwatchai, Thailand also received higher scores in last year’s assessments from the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook and the World Economic Forum, increasing from 39 to 43 and 42 to 45 points, respectively.

Niwatchai stated that the Thai government has taken a more serious approach to deal with bribery by reforming its project approval system by scrapping bureaucratic red tape and reducing official discretion.

The NACC has also developed information technology and communication systems to support anti-corruption efforts, such as its agency case monitoring system, as well as promoting public participation to aid in efforts to combat corruption in the country.

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Kurt | 15 February 2023 - 09:23:07

Poolikev was wrong in saying what I, according him, not read in BP . He keeps running away from his mistake by bringing up a 'Çourt/Conviction' thing. But that has nothing to do at all with what I read in BP and referred too He drags/twist his wrong saying in different context. For what?

Kurt | 09 February 2023 - 08:47:23

Well, Poolikev?

Kurt | 08 February 2023 - 03:04:45

To make sure Poolikev understand his mistake, he can check in BP: Published 6 FEB, at 18:38 --> "110 immigration officers tied to illegal visas for chinese gangsters".  ( still in section 'recommended' )

Kurt | 08 February 2023 - 02:25:10

Poolikev is wrong. I wrote at 06:06am (7/2) about what BP original earlier (!) wrote about 110 Imm officers. ( with 'gansters' in text). Later, 09:18am, BP wrote another/adjusted text in the learning section, on which Poolie reacted at 13:08 in PN. (both times the BP writers were different)

Capricornball | 07 February 2023 - 14:30:11

The Chief apologists Poolie and Dekas chimed in like true champs. The biggest deal right now is about all the official criminals that are getting caught with their hands in the cookie jar. This has the police shaking in their collective boots, because they're all involved in it to some extent. Just returned from Patong...not one police checkpoint. Maybe it's time to lay low for a while

Pooliekev | 07 February 2023 - 13:08:13

No @Kurt. You didn't read that at all. You read that 110 IO staff have been allegedly complicit in giving visas to Chinese CITIZENS. Not a 'ganster' in sight.  

Fascinated | 07 February 2023 - 11:36:43

Yet we see 'Negligent Nate who cocked up the Red Bull prosecution applying for a position on the NACC- can't make this stuff up!

DeKaaskopp | 07 February 2023 - 09:55:19

Of course would you never believe any improvements in Thailand.That would be against your nature.

JohnC | 07 February 2023 - 08:46:40

From 110th to 101st most corrupt country out of 180. Gee, that IS worth celebrating. LOL.

Kurt | 07 February 2023 - 06:06:36

Thailand's corruption ranking improves? Give me a break! I don't believe that. Just read in BP that 110 Immigration Officers are tied to illegal visas for chinese GANSTERS!

Old guy | 06 February 2023 - 18:49:38



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