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Anti-corruption

Accurate media reporting, trust in businesses depend on corporate transparency

Disclosure of company information is required for accurate business reporting and building trust between big business and communities, according to speakers at a seminar in Yangon on February 6. Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) director Vicky Bowman and The Myanmar Times digital editor and deputy business editor ...

Kyaw Soe Htet

Cambodia Again Ranked Most Corrupt Among Asean Countries

Cambodia continues to rank below most of Asia in Transparency International’s global corruption index, dropping one spot to No. 162 worldwide. In the NGO’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index report, whose 2019 edition was released on Thursday, Cambodia scored 20 out of 100 for tax fraud, money ...

Moeurn Voleak

Thailand ranks 101 in global corruption index

Thailand’s score in Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index stands at 36 out of 100 for a second year, though its ranking has dropped from 99 to 101. The country shares the ranking with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Panama, and Peru. Its corruption score rose ...

Former Vietnamese Government Minister Draws Life Term in Corruption Case

A former Vietnamese government minister and his deputy were sentenced on Saturday to a life term and 14 years in prison respectively in a case of corruption that is said to have cost the state budget almost U.S. $3 million, media sources said. Son Bac Nguyen, ...

Despite Efforts to Stamp Out Corruption, Laos Remains Corrupt

Laos continues to struggle with rampant corruption despite recent efforts to eliminate it from the halls of government, according to the country’s State Audit Organization (SAO). At a Lao National Assembly meeting earlier this month, the organization reported massive losses resulting from under-the-table deals made by ...

Human Smugglers Work with Corrupt Thai Officials: UN Report

As much as 80 percent of irregular migrant workers were ferried into Thailand by smuggling services, sometimes with the help of corrupt Thai officials, a recent report by the United Nations said. In a report released at a news conference last week, the UN Office on ...

Pravit Rojanaphruk

Forest activists call for seizure of assets from corrupt officials

Civil society and forest protection activists on Monday called for officials in the government and armed forces guilty of corruption and exploiting state property to be removed from their positions and have their assets frozen.  The request came after a government spokesman said Prime Minister Hun ...

Soth Koemsoeun

The Lao National Assembly refocuses attention on the issue of corruption

On June 14, members of the Lao National Assembly stood up, one after another, and recounted cases of bribery, embezzlement and corruption within the country’s courts and political system. Members described how courts routinely reversed decisions, revisiting judgements after receiving letters in favour of the accused, even after ...

Poisonous e-waste dump cleared, leaving stench of corruption

Piles of industrial and electronic waste dumped in protected forest in the eastern province of Sa Kaew were cleared on Wednesday, making way for the Pollution Control Department to soon move in to check whether toxic residues would endanger the health of local residents. Grateful the ...

Politics, corruption are biggest problems: Poll

Thai people believe politics and corruption are the most severe problems facing the country, followed by the lack of democracy and a weak economy, according to the result of an opinion survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll. The poll was conducted on ...

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