Cabinet acknowledges Thailand’s improvement in corruption ranking


BANGKOK, 20 August 2013 The Cabinet has been informed of Thailand’s progress in eliminating corruption as indicated by the 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index, in which the country was placed at number 88. 

Deputy Prime Minister Police General Pracha Promnok chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting on behalf of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was on official visits overseas. One of the topics of discussion was Thailand’s ranking in the Corruption Perceptions Index for the year 2012 which was conducted on 176 countries by Transparency International.

A report on the corruption ranking was presented to the Cabinet for acknowledgement, suggesting that out of the 176 countries, with number 1 being the most corrupt, Thailand was standing at the 88th place with a score of 3.7. The latest score improved by 0.3 points compared to 2011 when the country scored 3.4 and was ranked 80th.

Another global ranking brought to the ministers’ attention was the civil servant system’s conduciveness to investment, in which Thailand was ranked 17th out of 183 countries. In terms of competitiveness, the country was at number 30 from altogether 59 being surveyed.