NACC: Expect Tougher Anti-Graft Measures

“The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is urging the government and business to prepare for tougher anti-corruption measures”, reports the Bangkok Post on 6 September 2011 in an article about a recent seminar on corruption in Thailand.  This same article reports that “the chairwoman of Toshiba Thailand Co, told the seminar that the Japanese home appliance maker has decided not to participate in the government's tablet computer scheme, fearing it could be a channel for corruption.” 

A speaker on an anti-corruption panel held during the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in early August of this year reports that: [t]he consensus among the panelists was that aggressive enforcement of bribery statutes is an international trend not limited to the U.S., although the U.S. remains the undisputed leader in that regard.”  We provide a summary of Thailand’s anti-corruption laws as of 29 March 2011 on our website here