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Entries in Thailand (50)

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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Friday
Sep272013

Thai anti-graft app may (or may not) reduce bribery

Reporting corruption in Thailand just got easier with the roll out of a Thai version of a website and smartphone app.

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Thursday
Sep122013

Thai officials jailed for fire truck scam

Steyr-Daimler-Puch 12.13S21 Rosenbauer Fire Truck (1987) (Image courtesy of The-Blueprints.com)Two former officials in Thailand were sentenced to long jail terms for inflating the price the government paid to buy fire trucks and boats from an Austrian company.

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