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.

Please log in here to fully view this exclusive content. If you aren't a member yet, simply sign up here. It's totally free & takes only a minute.

Anchalee Kongrut

Editorial pages editor

Anchalee Kongrut is Bangkok Post's editorial pages editor.

Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT

Singapore regulator reiterates crypto dangers amid Hodlnaut woes

Cryptocurrency investment is “highly hazardous” but meltdowns in the sector have not created financial-stability risks for Singapore, regulators in the city-state said after another digital-asset firm ran into trouble.

19:55

New airport city

The cabinet has approved the use of about 1,000 rai of the Eastern Airport City project for development of a free-trade city to draw major investors.

19:30

Thai director Danny says Myanmar abduction rumours untrue

A film director was repatriated from Myanmar on Tuesday morning after his family claimed that he had been kidnapped for ransom by the United Wa State Army (UWSA) since Jan 4. However, Myanmar authorities insisted that he had entered the UWSA's territory of his own free will.

18:56