Corruption

2004 Asia corruption ratings

According to an enquiry conducted by Political & Economic Risk Consultancy Ltd, a well-known Hong Kong consulting group, Indonesia, India and Vietnam are considered the three most corrupt countries in Asia.

According to an enquiry conducted by Political & Economic Risk Consultancy Ltd, a well-known Hong Kong consulting group, Indonesia, India and Vietnam are considered the three most corrupt countries in Asia. The survey covered 12 Asian countries, interviewing 1000 non-resident businessmen working with various Asian countries.

The survey asked them to rate a country’s level of corruption on a scale of 0 to 10. Bangladesh, which for three years in a row Transparency International has rated the most corrupt in the world, was left off the list.

According to the survey’s results, corruption has gone down in 8 of the 12 countries with respect to last year. Compared to previous years significant improvements were said to be made in China and Thailand, countries which in year’s past had received many negative votes while still ranking number 5 on this year’s list. The three countries considered having the least amount of corruption were Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong.

The 2004 corruption ratings in Asia are given below:

Indonesia: 9.25

India: 8.9

Vietnam: 8.67

Philippines: 8.33

Thailand: Malaysia, China: 7.33

South Korea: 6.67

Taiwan: 6.1

Hong Kong: 3.6

Japan: 3.5

Singapore: 0.5

AsiaNews, March 4, 2004

Categories: Corruption, Odious Debts

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