Armenia ranked 107th in Corruption Perceptions index 2017

Malaysia’s drop in global graft index shocks MACC chief

Nine key assessment sources are used to compile the index, including the International Country Risk Guide, Economist Intelligence Unit, and the World Economic Forum's Executive Opinion Survey.

According to details, TI has ranked Pakistan 117th out of total 180 countries surveyed for global corruption index. The three have an 85 score.

The Bertelsmann Foundation Transformation Index gave Thailand a score of 37, three points lower than previous year. "In fact, what is at stake is the very essence of democracy and freedom". Although there was political unrest which hindered the process, the government's focus made this possible, they maintain.

The African Union (AU) has led anti-corruption campaigns since a year ago to curb the endemic problem.

The analysis, which incorporates data from the World Justice Project, shows that most countries that score low for civil liberties also tend to score high for corruption. The decreased score could reflect the ongoing undemocratic condition of the country, while the checks-and-balances system remained weak. A score of 70 and above is considered generally clean, while a score of 50 and above means not entirely corrupt. Brazil, in contrast, has slipped to 96th with a score of 37. Kelmendi also said that journalistic efforts throughout Kosovo in exposing corruption cases contributed to progress in transparency.

In an interview with Citi News, Mr. Krapa referenced the Ghana Integrity Initiative's (GII) technical report, which shows that corruption perception for a given year takes into account two years. The United States was tied in 16th place, along with Austria and Belgium, with a score of 75.

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The Mobile Police Department has named Justin Billa as Officer of the Month for June 2016. It's unclear if he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound or was shot by police.

The UAE improved its score on the index from 66 in 2016 to 71 in 2017, securing its position as the best performing Arab nation.

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In the last six years, fifteen journalists working on corruption stories in these countries were murdered, as reported by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Sri Lanka has moved up four places from 95th to 91st position in the Corruption Perceptions Index released by Transparency International for the year 2017.

Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International has ranked the public sectors in sub-Saharan Africa as the most corrupt in the world, with two countries hit by instability - Somalia and South Sudan - topping the list. "Unfortunately, compared to recent years, this poor performance is nothing new", noted Transparency International in its Wednesday press release.

The countries at the top of the ranking, seen as least corrupt by their populations, were New Zealand, with a score of 89, and Denmark, with a score of 88.

Also according to the report, while the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested and arraigned several politicians and public servants, it accused the Buhari administration of failing to address corruption among key government officials.

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