Thailand's corruption rating worsens
Thailand fell six places in the latest Corruption Perceptions Index, released on Tuesday by Transparency International.
The country was placed 110th with a score of 35 out of 100 in the 2021 survey, a drop from 104th a year ago, when it also scored one more point.
The 2021 report did not provide details, but Thailand was far below the global average score of 45.
The anti-corruption agency only said countries in the Asia-Pacific region needed to make more effort to tackle corruption.
Thailand's latest score matched its lowest point in 2013 and 2017. The country's score of 36 was stable for 2019-2020.
Singapore was the top performer in Southeast Asia and fourth least corrupt in the world with a score of 85. Malaysia was also ahead of Thailand.
Denmark, Finland, New Zealand shared the top position with a score of 88, while Norway and Sweden were placed equal with Singapore.
The most corrupt country was South Sudan, at last place among 180 countries. Its score was only 11.
- corrupt (adj.): (people) willing to use their power to do dishonest or illegal things in return for money or to get an advantage - (ผู้)ทุจริต, (ผู้)โกง
- corruption (n): dishonest or illegal behaviour, especially of people in authority -
- detail (noun): the small facts or features of something - รายละเอียด, ส่วนเล็กๆ น้อยๆ, ส่วนย่อย
- effort: an attempt to do something - ความพยายาม
- rating: a measurement of how good or popular someone or something is - การประเมิน
- survey: the act of asking for and recording information - การสำรวจ, การหาข้อมูล
- tackle: to make an organised and determined attempt to deal with a problem - จัดการกับปัญหา
- worsen (verb): to get worse, to make worse - เลวลง, แย่ลง, ทรุดลง