Thailand slides in graft index
Thailand has slid to 88th place out of 176 in the 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index compiled by Berlin-based Transparency International.
- Published: 6/12/2012 at 06:04 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
The global anti-corruption organisation has changed its methodology for ranking the 176 countries this year, from previously scoring them on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 10 (highly clean) to 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (highly clean).
Thailand scored 37 out of 100, sharing the same score and ranking with Malawi, Morocco, Suriname, Swaziland and Zambia.
The kingdom ranked 80th among 183 countries listed in the 2011 corruption index, with a score of 3.4.
Denmark, Finland and New Zealand tied for first place with scores of 90, helped by strong access to information systems and rules governing the behaviour of those in public positions.
Among those clinging to the bottom rung of the index once again are Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia.
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