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We need better laws: NACC spokesman

THE NATIONAL Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday called for better laws and better understanding by the people of corruption, which includes abuse of authority, so that Thailand could raise its dismal ranking in ratings by Transparency International (TI).

Thailand has scored poorly in assessments by (TI) over the past decade, so its credibility had suffered in the eyes of the international community, NACC spokesman Wicha Mahakhun told a group of boy scouts.

Thailand had yet to improve it laws to ensure transparency in line with its ratification of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, he said.

The NACC could not fight against corruption all alone. It needs networks of graft busters and boy scouts could help the NACC to stamp out graft.

"Boy scouts must be united but must not be united with wrongdoers because that is not what we want," he said.

"We must be united and join forces to prevent bad |people from coming in to rule and hurt the country. We must watch out so that bad people cannot come in to take our budgets. We must not allow them to destroy our forests. We can successfully prevent corruption if we join hands."

The National Council for Peace and Order should be commended for trying to reconcile differences in the |country but the NACC could not reconcile with fraudsters and wrongdoers, he said.


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