BANGKOK – The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chuan Leekpai, has presided over a presentation ceremony for the Anti-Corruption Awards 2019, which promote integrity and anti-corruption practices.
The Dec 6 award presentations took place at the Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM) on Chaeng Watthana Road, Bangkok, and was hosted by the Association of Correspondents for Anti-Corruption (Thailand).
At the ceremony, Mr. Chuan delivered a speech on the dangers of corruption in the 4.0 era, saying political changes since the general election have been immediate. He called on all correspondents to contribute to the fight against corruption, so the general public will be aware of its dangers and problems. Cooperation from all sides, including the public and private sectors and the civil society, is essential to combat corruption and promote transparency. To move democracy forward, all sides must work together to ensure a true and just democracy in the best interests of the people.
The Chairman of the Association of Correspondents for Anti-Corruption (Thailand), Dr. Ekachai Luangsa-ard, said the Anti-Corruption Awards 2019 were organized to recognize those who perform their duties honestly, transparently and with fairness and to provide them with moral support. The event was also held to celebrate International Anti-Corruption Day, which is observed annually on December 9.