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Entries in Thailand (52)

Friday
Oct172014

Thailand: Public hoots down bonus for traffic cops who reject bribes

Image courtesy of the Thailand Traffic PoliceNew Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) commissioner Sriwara Rangsipramkul has stopped a week-old campaign in which traffic police could earn rewards of 10,000 baht ($306) for arresting people who offered them a bribe.

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Wednesday
Sep242014

General Cable reports investigation of Angola, Thailand, India payments

Kentucky-based General Cable Corporation said in an SEC filing Monday that it is investigating "certain commission payments involving sales to customers" in Angola, and the way the payments were reflected in the company's books and records. Payments to agents in Thailand and India are also being investigated and "may have implications under the FCPA," the company said.

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Tuesday
Jun172014

Study: Anti-graft rage fuels global jihad

We've talked about graft as a cause of war. Now the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has weighed in. It published a landmark study this month called Corruption: The Unrecognized Threat to International Security. Every policy-maker should read it, more than once.

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Thursday
May082014

Thailand ex-PM now faces corruption charges 

Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission voted 7-0 Thursday to recommend that the Senate impeach Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over her handling of a rice subsidy scheme.

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Wednesday
Feb192014

Thai PM charged for corruption in rice-buying scheme

Yingluck Shinawatra has been prime minister of Thailand since August 5, 2011 (Image courtesy of Wikipedia)Thailand's anti-corruption body said Tuesday it filed charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for irregularities in the government's rice-buying scheme.

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Wednesday
Feb122014

'Your mother is corrupt'

A new ad from Thailand takes a hard stand against corruption. So hard, in fact, that some are saying it's like bad propaganda from Nazi-era Germany.

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Thursday
Feb062014

China cancels Thai rice deal because of alleged graft

China walked away from a deal to buy 1.2 million tonnes of rice from Thailand after Thai authorities launched a corruption probe into a controversial subsidy to rice farmers.

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Thursday
Nov142013

Foreign Service Officer took $3 million in visa fraud

A U.S. Foreign Service Officer who was posted in Vietnam admitted accepting more than $3 million in bribes to process visas for entry into the United States, the DOJ said.

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Thursday
Oct312013

Does business-friendly mean unfriendly to graft? 

The International Finance Corporation and the World Bank released their new Doing Business Index this week. It's the 11th annual report measuring business regulations for local firms -- how easy or hard it is to do business in the countries surveyed. It focuses on small and medium-size companies operating in the largest business city of an economy.

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Monday
Oct282013

Malawi (that's right, Malawi) is a graft-busting superpower

Joyce Banda, President of MalawiMalawi’s Director of Public Prosecutions said he has a blank check to pursue officials implicated in the so-called ‘cashgate’ scandal in which millions of dollars are missing from government accounts.

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