May 12, 2011
The Report: Thailand 2011 – More Prudent Practice
Oxford Business Group

No country is immune to corruption. Corruption and other illicit activities thrive in Thailand today as they have throughout this nation’s long history. According to Transparency International’s latest survey, the level of corruption in Thailand is no worse than it is in many countries. Is it liked? No. Accepted? Yes, but as a repugnant fact of life. Why? Because most people can do little about curbing it so they learn to live with it. Is the government promoting anti-corruption? Lip service, yes. Concrete steps? Very slow, so the jury is still out. Are Thais less moral or ethical than other nationalities? No. With perhaps a few exceptions in the political arena and within the circles of the powerful, they know that corruption is reprehensible.

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