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Singapore ranked at the bottom of corruption survey, that’s good.

Posted by jtsmyth8 on March 12, 2008

The Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (Perc) expects corruption to emerge as a hot-button issue in Asia this year as slowing growth, rising food prices and political campaigns feed a groundswell against graft.

But Singapore is unlikely to be tainted as expatriates surveyed by the Hong Kong-based group once again rank it the least corrupt economy in the region.

The annual survey also rated Hong Kong and Japan highly among 13 Asian economies.

The Philippines was deemed the most corrupt for the second consecutive year.

Thailand, China, Indonesia, India and Vietnam fared poorly too.

The 1,400 expatriates surveyed in January and February this year were asked to grade the extent that corruption detracts from the attractiveness of the business environment they work in.

Singapore scored with its ‘no-nonsense approach to corruption’, the report said. (story)

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6 Responses to “Singapore ranked at the bottom of corruption survey, that’s good.”

  1. […] Unlike many countries in the region, Singapore has very low rates of corruption. In fact, it is the least corrupt country on Earth. They do this by paying civil servants very high wages comparable to that in the private […]

  2. […] of­ cor­r­u­ption­­. In­­ f­act, it is th­e least c­o­r­r­u­pt c­o­u­n­tr­y o­n­ E­ar­th­. Th­e­y do­ th­is b­y payin­g […]

  3. […] Unlike many countries in the region, Singapore has very low rates of corruption. In fact, it is the least corrupt country on Earth. They do this by paying civil servants very high wages comparable to that in the private […]

  4. jtsmyth8 said

    Thank goodness we don’t suffer the same corruption problems China does. Public servants keep up the good work.

  5. caver38 said

    Define corruption , even abuse of power is corruption . Lack of freedom of speech etc etc are. so how does Singapore do now ?

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