News
 International
   Global Views
   Asia-Pacific
   America
   Europe
   Middle East & Africa
 National
 Embassy News
 Arts & Living
 Business
 Travel & Hotel
 Medical Tourism New
 Taekwondo
 Media
 Letters to Editor
 Photo Gallery
 News Media Link
 TV Schedule Link
 News English
 Life
 Hospitals & Clinics
 Flea Market
 Moving & Packaging
 Religious Service
 Korean Classes
 Korean Weather
 Housing
 Real Estate
 Home Stay
 Room Mate
 Job
 English Teaching
 Translation/Writing
 Job Offered/Wanted
 Business
 Hotel Lounge
 Foreign Exchanges
 Korean Stock
 Business Center
 PR & Ads
 Entertainment
 Arts & Performances
 Restaurants & Bars
 Tour & Travel
 Shopping Guide
 Community
 Foreign Missions
 Community Groups
 PenPal/Friendship
 Volunteers
 Foreign Workers
 Useful Services
 ST Banner Exchange
  Asia-Pacific
Political Parties, Police Most Corrupt Institutions in S. Asia — Transparency International
By Anil Giri
Kathmandu Correspondent

Transparency International, a global corruption watchdog has claimed that political parties and the police are the most corrupt institutions in South Asia.

The study also reveals that more than one in three South Asians who deal with public services are forced to pay bribe.

The Transparency International (TI's) report states people in Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka regularly have to pay bribes when dealing with their public institutions, be it to speed up paperwork, avoid problems with authorities such as the police, or simply access basic services.

The report surveyed 7,500 people from 2010 and 2011. The report states 40 percent of people reported paying bribes in the past 12 months. The result was startling high in Bangladesh at 66 percent, followed by India and Pakistan with 54 percent and 49 percent respectively.

Officials entrusted to oversee deals related to buying, selling, inheriting and renting land were the next most likely to demand a bribe.

62 percent of people feel that corruption in their country has increased in the past three years. This was felt most strongly in India and Pakistan, where three out of four people felt that corruption had increased over the past three years.

Political parties were seen as one of the two most corrupt institutions in four of the six countries surveyed, and the most corrupt institution in India and Nepal. The police was perceived to be the most corrupt institution in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and the second most corrupt institution in India.

In Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, people were most likely to pay bribes to the police. This is consistent with people’s perceptions of corruption in different institutions, where the police was seen to be one of the most corrupt institutions in all three countries.



Related Articles
    S. Korea Give US$5 Mil. for Improving Maternal ...
    S. Korean Women Cricket Team in Nepal for ...
    5 Climbers including 2 S. Koreans Feared Dead ...
    S. Korean Doctor Urges Nepali to Differentiate ...
    S. Korean Film Festival Begins in Kathmandu
    Bhutan King Ties Knot with Commoner
    19 Persons Died in Nepal Plane Crash
    Himalaya Quake Kills 65 in Nepal, India, China
    Maoists Leader Bhattarai Elected as Nepal PM
    15,298 Nepalis Pass Korean Language Exam
    Nepal’s Prime Minister Steps Down
    Prestigious Manhae Awards Goes to Anuradha
    S. Korea to Provide 5 Million US$ for Customs ...
    Nepal Denies Passport to Third Gender
    57,457 Vying for Korean Language Test in Nepal
    Nepal Makes Significant Progress on Women's ...
    Clinton Honors Nepali Anti-Trafficking Survivor
    Nepal Endorses Key UN Accords on Terrorism
    Nepal Declares Landmine-Free Country
    8-Ton Waste Brought Down from Mt. Everest
    WHO Report: Cell Phone Could Cause Cancer
    Frequent Strikes Cripples Life across Nepal
    "Super Sherpa" Breaks World Record, Climbs Mt. ...
    Over 50,000 Korea Job Aspirants Apply for KLT
    Minister Stabbed in Nepal, Scores Detained
    7 KOICA Volunteers Arrive in Kathmandu
    More Jobs for Nepali in S. Korea
    Nepali Brothers Set Longest Continuous ...
    US Alerts to Travel Nepal
    Survey Begins at Birth Place of Buddha in ...
    4 South Koreans Successfully Climb Mt. Ama ...
    Nepal's Peace Process Largely Deadlock
    N. Korean Spy Granted Asylum in S. Korea
    2 S. Korans to Be Ousted from Katmandu for ...
    Korean Alphinists to Set Up Health Care Center ...
    HIV Hit Can Have a Job in Korea
    Nepal Launched Calling Card in S. Korea
    36,000 Nepali Attended for Korean language Test
    Plane Crashes in Nepal, 14 Aboard Killed
    Nepal Seeks More Job Seats with S. Korea
    S. Korean Firm in Algeria Offers Job to Nepalis
    Korean Rotary Helps Cancer Hospital in Nepal
    Nepal to Host Gay Parade on Aug. 25
    KOICA to Donate Food Aid to Nepal
    S. Korea Interested in Hydro Project in Nepal
    Korean Company Likey to Bag Multi Million ...
    Nepali-Korea Education Cooperations on Rise


Anil Giri serves as Kathmandu Correspondent for the Seoul Times. As a journalist he has worked for such news media as the Annapurna Post, BBC, and the Himalayan Times for years. He finished his both undergrad Economics degree and his MA degree in English Literature at Tribhuvan Univ., Kathmandu. He also holds a diploma in Development Journalism from the prestigious Indian Institute of Mass Communication-IIMC, New Delhi, India.

 

back

 

 

 

The Seoul Times Shinheungro 25-gil 2-6 Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea 04337 (ZC)
Office: 82-10-6606-6188 Email:seoultimes@gmail.com
Copyrights 2000 The Seoul Times Company  ST Banner Exchange