The 2015 Corruption Perception Index for Thailand as reported by Transparency International ranked Thailand at 76th, at the same as the previous year with a score of 38 out of 100, according to the annual report released Wednesday.
With such a low score, Thailand’s rate of corruption level was considered as a country with a ‘serious corruption level’, the report said. Countries with score higher than 50 were considered as relatively clean from corruption. The world average score is 43, it said.
Thailand’s level and score is the same as 2014, it said, suggesting there was no significant improvement in anti-corruption efforts. The country is at the same level as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, India, Tunisia and Zambia, it said. The level and score are better than many other Asean countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.
Malaysia, which was cleared of corruption in the development fund scandal, was ranked at 54th with a score of 50.