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An instance in time is a curse for Yingluck

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There is one particular minute that indisputably defines Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's stance on corruption. 

The prime minister has looked very impressive in her government policy on this issue. She addressed it in parliament on Aug 23, 2011, with a vow to show no compromise over corrupt officials.

The government, she said back then, would be serious about cracking down on corruption in the public sector and would emphasise transparency and good governance in steering the country under her helm. The government would improve and amend laws on corruption to put an end to conflicts of interest of anybody holding important and high-ranking positions. Her strongly worded message was clear: corruption would have no place as long as she was in power.

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