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Reform council choices fail to dodge whiff of corruption

THERE HAVE been allegations of favouritism in the selection of National Reform Council (NRC) members, particularly those from the provinces. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Gen. Prayuth Pledges Reforms to Make Thailand Just and Corruption Free

Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha   BANGKOK – In the draft policy statement to be delivered before the National Legislative Assembly on Friday, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, the Prime Minister, has pledged to pursue reforms that bring about a just Thai society; one that is free of corruption. The policy statement that Gen. Prayuth will announce […]

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The end of corruption and wasteful spending in a post-coup environment

Diligent followers of Thai politics may remember the expensive clocks purchased for parliament. Khao Sod: Mr. Watchara also urged the NACC to speed up the investigation of pricy digital clocks installed in the House of Parliament last year. A total of 238 clocks were installed throughout the building while the Pheu Thai Party was in […]

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Corruption will drop under PM Prayuth

Some 78 per cent of respondents in a recent poll said they believe corruption will gradually be reduced now that Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha has taken over running the country. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha Announces War on Corruption

Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha BANGKOK – Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha reiterated strong determination to fight corruption in all his announced eleven reform sectors with assurance that any cabinet minister who under performs  will be removed, while explaining  the need to have many generals in his cabinet is to deal with certain security matters. […]

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‘No room for corruption’

Prayuth vows to dump ministers who fail to perform; Cabinet list awaits royal endorsement Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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An inspection of rice warehouses launched by Thailand

Military Inspections Uncover Rot, Corruption At Thai Rice Warehouses

An inspection of rice warehouses launched by Thailand’s military government this week thinned supply and drove Thai rice prices to four-month highs   BANGKOK – An inspection ordered by Thailand’s military junta of rice stored in warehouses under a failed multibillion-dollar subsidy scheme has revealed rot and corruption, reports said Sunday. Inspectors found rotten and […]

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Listed state firms told to get serious against corruption

The private sector’s Collective Action Coalition against Corruption (CAC) has called for the five listed state enterprises to elevate their efforts to put in place high compliance standards for tackling corruption, providing prudent examples for other state agencies, amid ever-increasing demand for good governance nationwide. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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Worawi lashes out over World Cup corruption claims

Worawi Makudi has vehemently denied any wrongdoing after the Football Association of Thailand president was implicated in fresh allegations of bribery surrounding Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Sports

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Corruption costs the country Bt300 bn every year, claims Abhisit

The Democrat Party yesterday unveiled its anti-corruption proposal as part of its national reform blueprint. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Polls suggest economic performance trumps corruption in the eyes of voters

Veera in an op-ed in the Bangkok Post on December 20: Democracy, for the people, is not about a few minutes of exercising their right at the polling booth, which will return the same old incompetent or corrupt politicians to the parliament and then into the government. The Thai people are sick of this vicious […]

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Handing power to Suthep ‘no way to fight corruption’

Thailand faces the problems of corruption and abuse of power, as well as the so-called “tyranny of the majority”, but people who feel frustrated should not try to tackle these problems by dismantling the existing democratic system as it won’t solve anything, noted Thammasat University political scientist Kasian Tejapira said yesterday. Full News here – […]

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Thailand was ranked 16th out of 28 countries in the Asia-Pacific region with Singapore obtaining the highest score of 86.

Thailand Slips in Global Corruption Survey

Thailand was ranked 16th out of 28 countries in the Asia-Pacific region with Singapore obtaining the highest score of 86. BANGKOK – Corruption in Thailand remains rampant with global corruption survey revealing that the country falling from 88th in 2012 to 102nd this year. Transparency Thailand secretary-general Juree Vichitvadakan said that Thailand now ranked 102nd out […]

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Mega-project will ‘only open the door to corruption’

THE NAKHON SAWAN Chamber of Commerce warned yesterday that the government’s Bt350-billion water and flood-management scheme would only open the door to widespread corruption. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – National

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Surin warns of grave impact on country and region if Thailand fails to tackle corruption

Former Asean secretary general Surin Pitsuwan warned yesterday that Thailand’s worsening corruption problem is a cancer that could lead to the Kingdom’s collapse and cause severe impacts on the region. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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