The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has announced that the Corruption Situation Index (SIT) for December 2011 improved from 3.5 in the previous year to 3.6 on a scale of 1 to 10. It also noted that more people are willing to help fight corruption. The survey was carried out by the Centre for Economic and Business Forecasting of the UTCC.
The Corruption Trend Index also showed improvement and is currently at 3.9.
However, 75.7% of the respondents were still concerned with corruption in post-flood revival projects. Meanwhile, the majority viewed that the severity of corruption in Thailand has increased. There is also a greater willingness among the public to report cases of corruption to authorities.
Some entrepreneurs said that they pay officials and politicians as much as 25% of the budgeted cost of a project in order to win a contract.