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Public must own anti-corruption drive

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As Thailand’s fate is being determined by a military intervention in politics that will either be a necessary detour or a dangerous descent from democratic rule, the performance and track record of the self-empowered military authorities are critical for any semblance of political legitimacy. 

Runners sport anti-corruption banners at a marathon event under the theme ‘Run Against Corruption’. THITI WANNAMONTHA

The top generals under the National Council for Peace and Order have made anti-corruption the centrepiece of their rule. Indeed, corruption and graft are entrenched and pervasive, even structural and cultural, endemically undermining the fabric of Thai democracy. To succeed in its anti-corruption drive, the NCPO must ensure that its efforts are comprehensive and non-discriminatory, lasting and self-sustaining, and honest.

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