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UN urges firms to fight corruption

Competitiveness at risk, CSR forum told

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Corruption is a major issue in most Southeast Asian countries and constructive engagement between government and the private sector is required to find a solution, says an adviser. 

Shervin Majlessi, regional adviser on anti-corruption in the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, said more public-private engagement is helpful in establishing systematic solutions to fight corruption that is rampant in Asean countries except Singapore.

"Since Thailand is part of the global economy, competitiveness is at stake if corruption is not properly addressed," he said yesterday at the third CSR Thailand Conference, which carried the theme of "Corporate Social Responsibility Roadmap for Asean".

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