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Govt pleased with rise in transparency ranking

Thailand has seen its transparency index jump nine places on a global ranking and up to third in Asean according to Transparency International (TI), government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said yesterday.

Thailand received a score of 38 out of 100 in TI’s 2015 transparency index rating 168 countries around the world. Among 10 Asean countries, Thailand came third after Singapore and Malaysia and was 76th from the 168 countries.
Sansern said Thailand’s global rating for transparency is in line with the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce’s latest survey on corruption, which showed the graft problem had significantly reduced over the past six years.
He said this was the result of the Prayut Chan-o-cha government’s policy to make fighting graft a national priority and enforce the policy effectively with cooperation from all sectors of society.
He said the new charter draft included special mechanisms to combat graft. 

Published : February 06, 2016