Transparency International, an independent organisation, which measures world wide corruption on a scale from 0 to 10, (0 represents highly corrupt, 10 means highly clean), this year along with China, Columbia, Greece, Lesotho, Peru and Servia, Thailand scores a mere 3.5 ranking it no. 78. Last year the Kingdom ranked 87 showing some improvement this year, but in 2005 when Thaksin was still in charge, it ranked 59 with a 3.8.
Winners for 2010 are Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore with a score of 9.3. No messing around with officials in these countries.
Interestingly enough a country like Botswana outranks Thailand by far, obtaining a 33rd place with a 5.8 or Chile deserves a 7.2 ranking it no. 21.
Lowest score is reserved for Somalia with a 1.1 it ranks 178. Slightly trailing are Myanmar and Afghanistan at 1.4 and Iraq (The country with weapons of Mass Deception) at 1.5.