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Yingluck Shinawatra announces anticorruption campaign

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BANGKOK, 18 May 2012 (NNT) – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today chaired a workshop on anti-corruption strategies and announced the government’s work plan to curb corrupt practices.

At the meeting held at the Government Complex on Chaeng Watthana Road, the premier outlined key measures on how to enhance organizational transparency to government agencies and representatives from the public and private sectors.

Ms Yinglick said that as corruption undermines national security and economic development, the current government has set anti-corruption as an urgent policy to be implemented in all sectors.

Ms Yingluck further encouraged the public and the private sector’s participation in the fight against corruption, with a goal to create transparency and good governance.

The government’s current 4-point anti-corruption drive, assigned to government agencies, include raising public awareness on corruption and malpractices, improving corporate responsibility, developing whistle-blowing mechanism and enforcing harsher punishment for corrupt officials.

The premier and over 1,000 participants also joined in a ceremony declaring their intention to fight corruption in all forms. On this occasion, the Prime Minister officially opened the Anti-Corruption War Room, designed as a one-stop-service in which public complaints made via its hotline 1206 will be processed.

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