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Posts Tagged: Thailand

Bio-Rad pays $55 million to settle FCPA offenses

California-based life science company Bio-Rad Laboratories agreed Monday to pay a total of $55 million to settle DOJ and SEC allegations that subsidiaries made improper payments to foreign officials in Russia, Vietnam, and Thailand to win business.… Continue Reading

Thai PM charged for corruption in rice-buying scheme

Yingluck Shinawatra has been prime minister of Thailand since August 5, 2011 (Image courtesy of Wikipedia)Thailand’s anti-corruption body said Tuesday it filed charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for irregularities in the government’s rice-buying scheme.… Continue Reading

‘Your mother is corrupt’

A new ad from Thailand takes a hard stand against corruption. So hard, in fact, that some are saying it’s like bad propaganda from Nazi-era Germany.

The ad portrays an agonizing mother feeling the pains suffered by her young son after he’s ostracized by schoolmates because his mother is corrupt, the Bangkok Post said.… Continue Reading

China cancels Thai rice deal because of alleged graft

China walked away from a deal to buy 1.2 million tonnes of rice from Thailand after Thai authorities launched a corruption probe into a controversial subsidy to rice farmers.

Thailand’s commerce minister told reporters Tuesday that China lacked confidence in the arrangement after the National Anti-Corruption Commission in Thailand began to investigate the country’s rice-buying scheme.… Continue Reading

Thai anti-graft app may (or may not) reduce bribery

Reporting corruption in Thailand just got easier with the roll out of a Thai version of a website and smartphone app.
 
Although a quarter of all Thais say they have to pay bribes at least once a year, the government’s Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) said it only receives about 4,000 complaints a year through its telephone hotline, website and walk-in center.… Continue Reading