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The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has warned that corruption and the so-called "patronage system" is a combination far more destructive to Thai society than even terrorism could be. 

Speaking at an NACC anti-corruption seminar in Bangkok Monday, commissioner Wicha Mahakhun said: "As the saying by the Chinese philosopher Confucius or Master Kong goes, dishonesty is the most serious problem and hardest to resolve of all.

"Compared with corruption, terrorism is just a mischievous kid whereas corruption is a giant," he said.

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