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Corruption still a serious problem in Asia

Many countries see economic openness as a way forward, however, governments across the region continue to restrict participation in public affairs, silence dissenting voices and keep decision-making out of public scrutiny.

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The BIGGEST Fake Certificate Scam

India’s 3,762 seafarers are found to obtain fake certificates from five training institutes without completing the necessary training.

Transparency is the antidote to corruption

Being transparent is increasingly seen by society as a prerequisite to becoming a good corporate citizen. Lee Kok Leong, executive editor, Maritime Fairtrade, reports

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Using trade facilitation to counter corruption

Countries with integrity at the border are found to also have more efficient border processes. Measures that support integrity include transparency and predictability, streamlining of formalities and coordinated border management.

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Exploring causes of persistent corruption

Successful anti-corruption measures undermine their own success. So, vigilance against corruption must be maintained despite its cost, even when corruption levels appear to be low.