Corruption Perceptions Index / Malaysia Anti-Corruption Plan / Thai university declarations

Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 (Resource).  More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score of just 43. 

Transparency International: https://www.transparency.org/cpi2018

 

PM launches Malaysia’s Anti-Corruption Plan.  The National Anti-Corruption Plan 2019-2023 (NACP) launched by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad seeks to deal with the country’s four main causes of corruption: administrative failure (the manipulation of systems and procedures), conflict of interest (relating to discretionary power, absolute power and political interference), weak internal control and non-compliance, and a lack of transparency.

Bernama: http://www.bernama.com/en/general/news.php?src=ilaw&id=1689930

 

University councillors escape asset declarations.  The Thai National Anti-Corruption Commission has decided to exempt university council chairs and members from having to declare their assets and liabilities, although an earlier version published in the Royal Gazette late last year required senior officials to do so.

King-oua Laohong/Bangkok Post: https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1617898/university-councillors-escape-asset-declarations

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