Corruption Perceptions Index

Thailand’s Anti-Corruption Commission initiates an Anti-Corruption Education curriculum to educate Thai children and instill integrity value in society

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Corruption in Thai society during the past period has had enormous negative effects on the country and is a major obstacle to the country's development in all dimensions.

Key Points: 
  • Corruption in Thai society during the past period has had enormous negative effects on the country and is a major obstacle to the country's development in all dimensions.
  • However, nowadays it has changed to become more complex which is involved with a conflict of interest and policy corruption.
  • "Children and youth are the future and hope of the country we can instill the idea that corruption is an unusual thing in society.
  • All of those are considered challenging goals of the NACC in driving the anti-corruption education curriculum toward future achievement.

The National Anti-Corruption Commission Thailand joins forces with international agencies to focus on preventing and suppressing transnational corruption

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach Newswire - 25 March 2024 - As emerging with rapid digitalization that paves the way for transnational corruption, the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), Thailand further tightened its collaboration with international organizations in tackling new tactics and complicated illicit activities in accordance with global standards. The NACC's Secretary-General, Mr. Niwatchai Kasemmongkol recently met with representatives of the Nordic Police Liaison Office, led by Mr. Carsten Andersen, Assistant Attache/Liaison Officer, Nordic Police Affairs Department at the Danish Embassy, Thailand and Ms. Jane Ohlsson, Assistant Ambassador/Coordinating Officer for Police Affairs in the Nordic Countries at the Swedish Embassy, Thailand, along with NACC's executives and representatives from the Bureau of International Corruption Affairs and Cases, and the Bureau of Investigation and Special Affairs to enhance cooperation between the NACC enforcement agencies in combating transnational corruption. "Current corruption problems are not limited to any one country. But it has developed into a transnational crime, which affects all countries around the world. Therefore, cooperation between each other in various forms, both bilateral and multilateral is considered an important mechanism for effectively preventing transnational corruption of all kinds," said the NACC secretary-general. He further elaborated that the NACC has collaboration with enforcement agencies from the Nordic countries in both bilateral and multilateral. It has a memorandum of understanding between each other to exchange legal information, coordinate cases, as well as academic cooperation in particular, the sharing of knowledge and anti-corruption practices which is beneficial to raising the level of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) of Thailand. This tie collaboration will help promote the prevention and suppression of corruption in Thailand more effectively. Furthermore, under the cooperation, both sides discussed and exchanged information on international cooperation in criminal matters related to corruption cases between Thailand and the Nordic countries. Denmark has expressed great interest in the NACC's corruption prosecutions and is willing to cooperate in solving transnational corruption cases, while also exchanging information that is beneficial to the fight against corruption. Mr. Niwatchai concluded that the NACC has given great importance to strengthening and expanding the network of cooperation with law enforcement agencies of various countries to deal with transnational corruption continuously. Presently, the NACC, in Thailand has made memoranda of understanding with 25 law enforcement agencies and international organizations, including nine ASEAN countries, the Ministry of Supervision of China, the Independent Authority against Corruption of Mongolia, the Anti-Corruption Commission of Bhutan, the Independent Commission Against Corruption of Australia, the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority of Saudi Arabia, the Police Presidium of the Czech Republic, Federal Ministry of the Interior of Austria, Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, International Department of the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom, and Office of the Comptroller General of Brazil, as well as World Bank, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), Basel Institute on Governance, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM). ----------------------------------------- *This exclusive interview translation is funded by the National Anti-Corruption Fund (NACF). Hashtag: #IntegrityWay #AntiCorruption #ZeroCorruption #NACC #NACF

Key Points: 
  • Therefore, cooperation between each other in various forms, both bilateral and multilateral is considered an important mechanism for effectively preventing transnational corruption of all kinds," said the NACC secretary-general.
  • He further elaborated that the NACC has collaboration with enforcement agencies from the Nordic countries in both bilateral and multilateral.
  • Furthermore, under the cooperation, both sides discussed and exchanged information on international cooperation in criminal matters related to corruption cases between Thailand and the Nordic countries.
  • The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is a constitutional independent organization and supervised by nine commissioners selected from various professions.

National Anti-Corruption Commission Thailand Exposes More Than 1,500 Instances of Corruption Through Proactive Investigations

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

The Center is instrumental in monitoring, evaluating, and investigating corruption cases, in line with the policy to actively prevent and suppress corruption.

Key Points: 
  • The Center is instrumental in monitoring, evaluating, and investigating corruption cases, in line with the policy to actively prevent and suppress corruption.
  • Over the past two years, the CDC's effective preventative measures have significantly reduced the number of corruption cases within the suppression system.
  • With an unwavering commitment to zero tolerance for corruption, Thailand can achieve its goal of a corruption-free society.
  • The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is a constitutional independent organization and supervised by nine commissioners selected from various professions.

Press release - Parliament concerned about very serious threats to EU values in Greece

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Media freedom

Key Points: 
  • Media freedom
    Regarding media pluralism and the safety of journalists, MEPs complain about the lack of progress in the investigation into the murder of George Karaivaz in April 2021.
  • They denounce that journalists are subject to physical threats and verbal attacks (also from high-ranking politicians), violations of their privacy with spyware, and abusive lawsuits –including from the Prime Minister’s entourage.
  • Parliament also has concerns over the independence of the national audiovisual regulatory authority, the concentration of media in the hands of oligarchs, and the distribution of state subsidies.
  • Spyware
    Parliament condemns the instrumentalisation of ‘national security threats’ to wiretap political opponents, including MEPs.

Australia’s ranking in global anti-corruption index remains steady – but shows we cannot be complacent

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

The latest Corruption Perceptions Index – an annual survey from Transparency International that tracks how corrupt governments are perceived to be – shows Australia still has a way to go on this front.

Key Points: 
  • The latest Corruption Perceptions Index – an annual survey from Transparency International that tracks how corrupt governments are perceived to be – shows Australia still has a way to go on this front.
  • Australia came in at 14th place with a score of 75 out of 100, which is the same score as last year.
  • In 2012, Australia had ranked an impressive seventh in the world with a score of 85.

The anti-corruption commission is just the first step

  • Using rigorous methodology, the index compiles independent assessments of a country’s efforts to prevent and control corruption by business leaders and experts.
  • The National Anti-Corruption Commission, for example, is not the magic bullet that alone will restore Australia’s good standing on the global stage.
  • While it’s important to investigate these allegations of wrongdoing, the National Anti-Corruption Commission cannot stop every bad policy or practice.
  • Promoting integrity is bigger than the National Anti-Corruption Commission.

Election financing and whisteblower reforms

  • While the National Anti-Corruption Commission is a first step, we still need to implement reforms on election financing, foreign bribery and anti-money laundering regulations, and protections for whistleblowers.
  • However, there is more the commission should be able to do if the government makes the appropriate policy decisions on election reform.
  • Three areas need attention: 1) We need limits on campaign financing and better regulation of political donations.


Adam Graycar has received funding from the Australian Research Council. He is a member of Transparency International.

Event: Compliance for Financial Institutions

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Thursday, July 6, 2023

PARIS, July 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The CBF (Banking and Financial Council) organized an awareness day aimed at banking and financial institutions under the theme "Preventing non-compliance risks for financial institutions: from constraint to opportunity".

Key Points: 
  • PARIS, July 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The CBF (Banking and Financial Council) organized an awareness day aimed at banking and financial institutions under the theme "Preventing non-compliance risks for financial institutions: from constraint to opportunity".
  • The current context, characterized by a transformation of international management systems and a constant evolution of globalization phenomena, exponentially exposes financial institutions to risks and urges them to organize accordingly.
  • In recent months, the Russo-Ukrainian conflict has demonstrated the importance of the economic sanctions prevention framework within financial institutions.
  • "A number of correspondent banks increasingly practice de-risking on financial institutions, particularly those located in Africa."

Four priorities for Nigeria’s newly elected national assembly

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Monday, July 3, 2023

The 109 senators and 360 representatives were elected on 25 February 2023.

Key Points: 
  • The 109 senators and 360 representatives were elected on 25 February 2023.
  • Godswill Akpabio was elected Senate president and Tajudeen Abass House of Representatives speaker.
  • In Nigeria, the power of the National Assembly’s two houses to legislate is enshrined in section 4 of the 1999 constitution.

Issues deserving attention

    • I think the National Assembly should focus on the following issues for the next four years: the economy; power supply; infrastructure; and security.
    • The recent removal of the fuel subsidy will make it harder for people to make a living and survive.
    • Thus, a legislative agenda to redeem the national economy is imperative..

      Read more:
      Nigeria's economy: four priorities president-elect Bola Tinubu must deliver on

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    • Power supply Second, meaningful economic policies and programmes require a regular power supply.
    • Since 1999, an estimated N11 trillion (about US$14 billion) has reportedly been committed by successive governments to electricity supply.
    • On top of this, a 40% electricity tariff hike is due to take off on 1 July.

The way forward

    • Since the Fourth Republic began on 29 May 1999, Nigerians have been waiting in vain for the assembly to fulfil this role.
    • Under President Olusegun Obasanjo’s government from 1999 to 2007, the National Assembly was unable to assert its relevance.
    • When other institutions of the government fail in their responsibilities, the legislature cannot afford to fail its principal, the people.

'Grave misconduct': Gladys Berejiklian corruption report should put all public officials on notice

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Thursday, June 29, 2023

When an anti-corruption agency issues a 688-page report with findings a former premier engaged in “serious corrupt conduct” and breached the public’s trust, it puts all public officials on notice.

Key Points: 
  • When an anti-corruption agency issues a 688-page report with findings a former premier engaged in “serious corrupt conduct” and breached the public’s trust, it puts all public officials on notice.
  • Read more:
    Stadiums, bushfires and a pandemic: how will Gladys Berejiklian be remembered as premier?

Is Australia a corrupt country?

    • Compared with most of the world, Australia is not a highly corrupt country.
    • The ICAC report on Berejiklian’s conduct will further diminish Australia’s standing, but does it mean we necessarily have more corruption?
    • Read more:
      After a decade of decline, Australia is back on the rise in a global anti-corruption ranking

Criticism of anti-corruption bodies

    • When the allegations against Berejiklian first came to light, then-Prime Minister Scott Morrison disparaged the idea of an anti-corruption body, likening it to a “kangaroo court”.
    • He also accused the ICAC in NSW of making “shameful attacks” on Berejiklian and tarnishing the reputation of public figures.
    • However, the whole point of anti-corruption agencies is they ensure the integrity of our public system is not compromised.

This is no longer politics as usual

    • This catalogue of alleged activities stains our public sector (though PwC did not involve public officials) and must be investigated.
    • They raise questions not just of behaviour, but go to the root of what is the public interest.
    • In the case of the former NSW premier, it seems a personal relationship ended up compromising her judgement.
    • Read more:
      Grattan on Friday: the PwC scandal should be ripe for the National Anti-Corruption Commission's attention

The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce (JFCCT) works closely with the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to continued support its anti-corruption efforts

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Monday, April 24, 2023

In addition, on 9th December 2022, JFCCT Chairwoman, Vibeke Lyssand Leirvag meet the NACC, alongside Prime Minister General Prayut, Pol.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, on 9th December 2022, JFCCT Chairwoman, Vibeke Lyssand Leirvag meet the NACC, alongside Prime Minister General Prayut, Pol.
  • In an recent exclusive interview, Ms Leirvåg presented her point of view and suggestions about ways to anti-corruption.
  • The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT) is the umbrella body for various Thai- foreign chambers or business associations operating in Thailand.
  • A foreign business organization which came to be known as the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT) was formed.

The Anti-Bribery Advisory Service (ABAS) Center set up to provide guidelines to the private sector about giving bribes to government officials

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Saturday, April 15, 2023

BANGKOK THAILAND - Media OutReach - 31 March 2023 - Thailand has set up an anti-bribery service centre to provide knowledge and guidelines to the private sector concerning the laws on offering bribes to government officials.

Key Points: 
  • BANGKOK THAILAND - Media OutReach - 31 March 2023 - Thailand has set up an anti-bribery service centre to provide knowledge and guidelines to the private sector concerning the laws on offering bribes to government officials.
  • The ABAS Center was established to provide academic advice, knowledge, and guidelines to the private sector about offering bribes to government officials.
  • NACC also has rules for prosecuting private sector firms involved in bribing government officials and those working in international agencies.
  • The rules have been issued to make private sector firms aware that they could be prosecuted if they are involved in corruption.