Sat, 04 May 2019 01:00
Thailand’s future sacrificed at the stake of China’s BRI
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the principle goal of China’s Belt and Road Initiative is to expand its geopolitical influence. The big changes in BRI Version 2.0 are made to address the lack of transparency and public accountability, the main weaknesses of and complaints against BRI 1.0.
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 01:00
EC threatened with lawsuits, impeachment over alleged irregularities
THE ELECTION Commission (EC) came under intense pressure yesterday as political parties pushed for transparency and fair treatment amid suspicions of intervention and manipulation of Sunday’s national vote.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:06
Watchdog calls for EC to address flaws and issues, announce official election result as soon as possible
An international election-observer group on Tuesday urged the Election Commission to announce the official result of the general election as soon as possible, in order to ensure the transparency and integrity of the poll and prevent any suspicions escalating into distrust and conflict, particularly in regard to doubtful unofficial-votes counting.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:00
IT players in Japan to come under closer watch
THE JAPANESE government is finalising plans for a new organisation dedicated to comprehensively monitoring the business dealings of large IT companies and formulating policies to ensure transparency in their practices.
Sat, 02 Feb 2019 01:00
99 is an auspicious number even on the graft index
Transparency International gave Thailand a humbling 36 out of 100 points on its 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index, ranking it 99 out of 180 countries.
Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:00
THAILAND SLIPS THREE PLACES IN GRAFT INDEX
In a list of 180 countries, Thailand fell to 99 from 96 in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) in 2018.
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 01:00
Thaksin, Prawit allies in undermining transparency
The politicians’ verbal exchanges only serve to expose their shared hypocrisy, while the public interest remains ignored
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:42
Pressure mounts to allow foreign poll observers
ACTIVISTS, PARTIES SAY OVERSEAS ELECTION MONITORS WOULD ENSURE TRANSPARENCY, SAFEGUARD COUNTRY’S REPUTATION
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 01:00
Why idolise a man with such a low regard for the truth?
It is obvious from reading letters to The Nation that several readers are fully behind President Trump. My simple question to those people is, how do you ignore his passion for telling lies so gross and obvious that any schoolkid would be ashamed at their transparency.
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 02:00
Blockchain tech seen as a tool to curb corruption
EXPERTS AND social entrepreneurs have placed high hopes on benefiting from the advanced blockchain technology that would be able to play a major role in curbing corruption and enhancing transparency in social justice.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:00
GHB ON TOP AGAIN
The Government Housing Bank (GHB) has again won the award for integrity and transparency for the second year in a row , according to the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (ONACC).
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 01:00
Greater transparency urged in airport duty-free concession
The government sector must ensure transparency and fairness in framing the terms of reference for the airport duty-free concession, which is due this year, the Thai Retailers Association (TRA) said yesterday.
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:00
SPECIAL REPORT: Don’t make dam business solely about profits, say advocates
Last month’s dam collapse at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project in Laos’ Attapeu province has so far claimed 35 lives, with 99 missing and thousands displaced.
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 01:00
After US ban, Kaspersky Lab relocates to Switzerland
IN A bid to reassure customers of its products’ integrity following a US government ban, cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab has opened its first transparency centre in Switzerland as part of a global initiative to ease concern.
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 01:00
SPECIAL REPORT: The fight to keep toxic farm chemicals off our plates
Transparency needed for ban on farm chemicals