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Corruption scourge worse than poverty, drugs, Gen Prem says

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Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanonda yesterday branded corruption as "the worst evil" and stressed the need for the ombudsman to address the issue. 

Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanonda is accompanied by Chief Ombudsman Panit Nitithanprapas, left, and Ombudsman Siracha Charoenpanij, right, after giving a speech on corruption at an international seminar held to mark the Office of the Ombudsman’s 13th anniversary yesterday. SOMCHAI POOMLARD

In his opening address to an international forum organised by the Ombudsman's Office, Gen Prem recalled how his administration from 1980-1988 struggled to fight graft along with poverty and drugs. Of the three, the ex-prime minister described corruption as "the worst evil and a national threat".

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