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TI ranks Pakistan 117 out of 180 countries on global corruption index
23 February 2018, 01:59 | Bernice Figueroa
Slovenia slips three spots in corruption perception
Similarly, in the 2017-2018 Rule of Law Index compiled by the World Justice Project, Singapore was ranked fourth for absence of corruption, coming out as the top Asian nation out of 113 countries. The scale is from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 100 (perceived to be very clean).
However, he stressed that more consistent efforts needed to be made to combat the global scourge of corruption, which for PNG means greater participation of citizens in public affairs.
The country's corruption crackdown intensified previous year, with scores of businesspeople and former government officials jailed, a factor that boosted consumer optimism for 2018, according to a Financial Times survey.
Open Government Minister Clare Curran says NZ shouldn't become complacent when it comes to corruption.
Last week, police recommended that Netanyahu be indicted for fraud, breach of trust, and bribery in two other cases.
Transparency International NZ's David McNeill said Kiwis should be proud of their ranking.
The report also said its findings are "disturbing" and that the majority of governments are moving "too slowly" on tackling corruption.
In total, perceptions of corruption in 14 of the 30 countries surveyed in Latin America and the Caribbean worsened in 2017, while perceptions improved in 11 countries and stayed the same in five, according to the survey.
The next highest scores in the region were given to Australia and Hong Kong, which tied at 13th place, Japan at 20th place and Taiwan at 29th. Santa Lucia lost 16 points and Bahrain lost 15 points, while Syria and Guinea saw their scores decline 12 and 8 points over the same period respectively.
The TI found that nearly all journalists killed since 2012 were killed in corrupt countries.
Belying Modi government assertions, India has fallen further in rankings in the annual corruption index, released by Berlin-based non-government organisation Transparency International (TI).
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