However, Thailand dropped to 36 points, one lower than the year before, in Transparency International’s 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index for 2018 released on Tuesday. The report further concluded that corruption is closely linked to the level of democracy in a country. Thailand ranked joint No.99 — with the Philippines — out of 180 countries and territories in the survey. Singapore was joint No.3 in the world rankings, Malaysia No.61, Indonesia No.89, Vietnam No.117, Myanmar No.132, and Cambodia No.161. Denmark was in the top spot, followed by New Zealand.

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Source: Bangkok Post 29 January 2019