Tackle power structure to end corruption, seminar told

Thailand needs to step forward boldly to dismantle the patriarchal political structure and rid itself of corruption, a seminar was told yesterday. Experts said the nation needs improved government procurement laws, public access to information and better laws to ensure transparency regarding officials’ assets. People should feel empowered to stand up against the abuse of […]

Economists wary of people’s council

An appointed government proposed by protesters as a “people’s council” could worsen Thailand’s chronic corruption problems, economists have warned. Prof Pasuk Phongpaichit of Chulalongkorn University’s economics faculty yesterday said it is not clear who would appoint the members, and this would allow for corruption. “A small group of people might not come from a fully […]