02 Dec '11, 10am

Singapore no longer top of least-corrupt countries: Singapore is no longer the leading country for the least-cor...

Singapore no longer top of least-corrupt countries: Singapore is no longer the leading country for the least-cor...

Singapore is no longer the leading country for the least-corrupt nations in the world. It fell four positions to become the fifth least-corrupt nation in the latest Corruption Perceptions Index. The Index is released annually by non-governmental corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI). Singapore's score of 9.2 points out of a possible 10 still makes it the least corrupt in Asia. The index ranked 183 countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. Scores between one and 10 are also assigned to countries, one being highly corrupt and 10 being least-corrupt. Singapore shared the top spot with Denmark and New Zealand last year, each with 9.3 points. Analysts interviewed by The Straits Times said that despite the dip in score, Singapore's reputation for a clean government remains intact. Mr Liao Ran, who oversees TI's rankings for East Asia, told th...

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