The Thai fight against corruption


As of exactly one year, Thai authorities and legislators collectively passed a law providing more power to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).These laws promote easier accessibility to launch investigations of suspected illegal activity, rather than waiting for third party complaints.

Thai authorities have high hopes these laws will promote higher speed and progress.


Prior to the nationwide execution of the law, the NACC would have to wait for invesieg agencies to file complaints about suspected corrupted. Fortunately, these laws now diminish the possibilities of corruption at lower level enforcement agencies.


Conversely, local Thai officials and neighboring government take part in this fight to end corruptions. For example, Meechai Ruchupan, a prominent member of the Constitution Drafting Commission, curated new organic law drafts governing the independent agency, NACC. Meechai Ruchupan, said these new laws would help showcase the transparency of the commission. In addition, the Prayut government took anti corruption measures by creating three special courts in 2016. These courts combatted issues from corrupt official cases to focusing on the severity of the issue nationwide.


We now know that fighting corruption is a priority of the government. The prime minister just recently transferred/fired dozens of government officials suspected of engaging in bribery or solicitation.


In conclusion, although corruption is still an ingrained problem in Thailand, authorities are determined to solve it. Arrests are continuing to be frequently made in the country and Thais are confident about the future of the fight against corruption.


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