It is proud to note that Singapore is 8th least corrupt countries in the world. The Republic has also successfully dropped one spot to eighth in the latest Corruption Perceptions Index released by Berlin-based watchdog Transparency International.
Moreover the Singapore received an overall score of 85 out of 100 one higher than last year’s score of 84 but the Republic was closely overtaken by the Netherlands in the ranking that measures the level of corruption globally. It was also revealed that the Republic was previously ranked fifth during 2013 and 2012.
In the Asia-Pacific region, Singapore was efficaciously ranked the second least corrupt nation behind New Zealand (4th) and ahead of Australia (13th). Widely speaking it is also enumerated that Malaysia (54th), Thailand (76th) and Indonesia (88th) were the next best countries in South-east Asia behind Singapore.
More authentically the transparency for International’s index is based on adept opinions of public sector corruption and ranks countries on a scale from 0 perceived to be highly corrupt to 100 where it is perceived to be very clean. The countries like Denmark, Finland and Sweden were the three least corrupt countries in the globe, according to the cogent index, with countries like Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia at the bottom.
In a expedient statement from Singapore’s corrupt practices investigation bureau (CPIB) it was specially noted that Singapore continues to be one of the least corrupt countries in the globe and the Republic’s public sector remains as one of the cleanest. Proudly speaking it would be prestigious testament to Singapore’s continued vigilance, commitment and zero-tolerance approach in our fight against corruption.
Corruption could be erased if we work together. To erase out the abuse of power, bribery and shed light on secret deals, sincere citizens must together tell their governments that they have had enough. Study Singapore is efficaciously promoted by Education Avenues Singapore Pte and it appreciates this grand achievement of Singapore being least corrupt in the world.
Top Ten Least Corrupt Countries in the World
- New Zealand
- Germany, Luxembourg, UK (Joint-10th)