Cambodia Ranks Poorly in Global Corruption Perception Index

Cambodia continued to rank lowest compared to other Southeast Asia countries, according to a corruption index released by Transparency International on Thursday, ranking at 162 of 180 countries.

The corruption index, now in its 25th year, have frequently shown that Cambodia continues to remain plagued with corruption, ranking close to countries, like Iraq, Zimbabwe and Libya. The next best Southeast Asian nation is Myanmar at 130.

“In addition, low performers like Afghanistan, which received 16 scores, North Korea, which received 17 scores, and Cambodia, which received 20, continue to highlight serious challenges in the region,” reads the report.

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