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The futility of the NACC

31 Jan 2017 at 04:20

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The only obvious achievement of the NACC in the 32 months since the military coup is the indictment against ex-Premier Yingluck Shinawatra over the rice-purchase scheme.

The past two weeks have seen more details about high-level corruption emerge than any similar period in memory. There have been details of eye-watering amounts of bribery over foreign purchases of aircraft engines. Agents of the top state-run telephone and electricity suppliers received kickbacks for buying hundreds of kilometres of wire. The world's most respected graft watcher reported that 100 countries have less corruption than Thailand. Depressingly, it is clear for now that the agencies tasked with fighting corruption are dragging their feet.

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