Normal folk must play role in graft battle

Normal folk must play role in graft battle

Nine, 67, 77 and 250 are numbers that gathered media attention and front-page leads in newspapers last week. No, I'm not talking about lottery number predictions. They are the numbers involved in the welfare funds corruption scandal as demonstrated in a report by the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission released last week.

Nine was the number of provinces cleared in the welfare corruption scandal. Sixty-seven was the number of provinces where corruption has been found; while 77 is the total number of provinces in Thailand and 250 was the number of officials and staffers at all levels at the Social Development and Human Security Ministry, suspected of having a hand in embezzling funds for the destitute, including HIV patients.

Anchalee Kongrut writes about the environment in the Life section, Bangkok Post.

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