26 Jan 2017
A global report has ranked Thailand’s perceived level of corruption at 101st out of 176 countries, due to its undemocratic political climate and pervasive corruption. Though the junta has set the elimination of corruption as a policy priority, Thailand’s ranking has slipped down Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2016 from joint 76th in 2015 to joint 101st. Its score also dropped from 38 out of 100, to 35.
27 Dec 2016
Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission has refused to award its annual transparency award, saying none of the nominated organisations satisfied its criteria for good governance. While 11 organisations were highly commended, no organisations received the rating of ‘excellent’ required to win the award, according to the National Anti-Corruption Commission’s (NAC) website. This is the first year no organisation has won the award, which is in its sixth year.
28 Dec 2014
Google did not comply with any of the Thai authorities’ requests to remove YouTube videos deemed insulting to the Thai monarchy, or to reveal user data, according to the latest Google Transparency Report, which is based on data from July to December 2013.
5 Nov 2014
Facebook on Wednesday revealed that it had restricted access to five pieces of content at the request of the Thai authorities on the grounds of lèse majesté between January and June 2014. “We restricted access in Thailand to a number of pieces of content reported by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology under local laws prohibiting criticism of the King,” said Facebook in its Government Requests Report. According to the re