Cambodia remains most corrupt country in Southeast Asia

Cambodia remained the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia in the Corruption Perception Index 2017, the annual global graft ranking compiled by Transparency International, and it ain’t getting better.

The country dropped from rank 156 in the previous index to 161 amid 180 countries globally, ahead of the Democratic Republic of Congo and behind Zimbabwe. It maintained a score of 21 out of 100 (on this scale, 100 means very clean and 0 reflects a deep-rooted, systemic corruption problem), but some African and Central Asian nations overtook the Khmer kingdom.

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