Thailand Ranked 99th in World Corruption Index

Thailand’s ranking in the 2018 World Corruption Index has fallen all the way down to 99, scoring a measly 38/100.

In 2015, Thailand was ranked 76th.

According to the surveyors, weakening democratic institutions and political rights since the 2014 military coup, as well as a lack of tangible anti-corruption measures, could be the explanation for the Southeast Asian nation’s fall.

Three countries in the region fared better than Thailand in the rankings: Singapore at 3, Malaysia at 61, and Indonesia at 89.

Vietnam sits at 117, Myanmar at 132, and Cambodia at 161.

“Corruption is much more likely to flourish where democratic foundations are weak and, as we have seen in many countries, where undemocratic and populist politicians can use it to their advantage,” said Delia Ferreira Rubio, who took part in Chair Transparency International’s survey.

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