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Indonesia poor, Malaysia middling in bribe payers index

Indonesia is ranked as the fourth most corrupt nation in the world for private sector  bribe payers in a report just released by Transparency International.

The Jakarta Globe reports that Transparency International asked more than 3,000 businesspeople worldwide about their views on the extent to which firms from 28 leading economies engage in bribery while doing business abroad. 

Franky Simanjuntak, who heads the economic management department of Transparency International Indonesia, said the report “means that Indonesian businesspeople are permissive toward bribery when doing their business abroad.”

Simanjuntak says the worst bribery took place in the public works and construction sector.

Meanwhile Malaysia has ranked 15th out of the 28 countries surveyed.

Transparency International-Malaysia (TI-M) President Datuk Paul Low says

”Given Malaysia’s aspiration to be a high income and developed country by 
the year 2020, the commitment to fight corruption must be clear and firm. ”

http://www.transparency.org/policy_research/surveys_indices/bpi

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