Corruption is rampant in Asian countries. This fact is underlined by Forbes, which showcased a Transparency International list. Over the years, Asian nations have recorded a staggering rate of corruption. The report is based on an 18-month long survey by TI that outed the results of responses by as many as 20,000 people in 16 countries, regions and territories in Asia Pacific. The report says that more than one in four people have paid a bribe when using a public service! Check out the top 5 most corrupt countries in Asia as reported by Forbes. (Image: Reuters)
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India: 69% bribery rate: Bribery is rampant especially in five of the six public services – schools, hospitals, ID documents, police, and utility services – more than half the respondents have had to pay a bribe, shows the survey.
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Vietnam: 65% bribery rate: Vietnamese consider corruption to be endemic. They also believe that it is spreading everywhere like a disease. They have also said that the government is doing a poor job in tackling corruption.
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Thailand: 41% bribery rate: Thailand has been bearing the brunt of corruption since a long time. But, there is a silver lining as just 14 percent feel corruption had increased in last 12 months, and nearly 72 percent think the government is handling the fight against corruption fairly.
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Pakistan: 40% bribery rate: Neighbouring country Pakistan bagged the fourth spot when it comes to bribery rate. About three-fourths of the respondents consider most or all of the police to be corrupt. Nearly 7 in 10 had to pay a bribe when they encountered courts or the police.
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Myanmar: 40% bribery rate: Around half of the respondents believe that most or all police are corrupt, and 40% believe the judiciary is corrupt.