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India is Asia’s most corrupt country: Forbes

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India is Asia's most corrupt country: Forbes
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A recent survey by the Transparency International (TI)  states that India is the most corrupt country in Asia.

In a list released by Forbes, it states the five most corrupt countries of the world, where India beats Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan and Myanmar.

The bribery rate in India is stated at 69 %. The article also praises PM Narendra Modi for his ‘fight against corruption.

“However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fight against corruption has made a mark: 53 per cent of the people think he is going it fairly or very well. And it has led to people feeling empowered, as 63 per cent believe ordinary people can make a difference,” it adds.

India is followed by Vietnam at 65% bribery rate.

Meanwhile, Pakistan, stands fourth in the list with 40% bribery rate. The article describes the nation as: “In Pakistan, about three-fourths of respondents perceive most or all of the police to be corrupt. Of the people who encountered either the police or the courts, nearly seven in ten had to pay a bribe. Sadly, people don’t feel things can change-only a third think ordinary people can make a difference.”

The 18-month long survey by Transparency International was concluded after talking to more than 20,000 people in 16 countries, regions and territories in the Asia Pacific.