10 Years Ago: Thailand’s “Iron Lady” pressured to leave key post after exposing government corruption

Thailand’s “Iron Lady” pressured to leave key post after exposing government corruption
…In her new job, Jaruvan dug into unscrupulous deals and exposed corrupt tactics that boggle the mind by their subtle deviousness and scale. She estimates that corruption in state-related projects costs the country more than $9.7 billion every year.
Her probes, which resulted in the removal of top ministry officials, uncovered corruption or irregularities in highway construction projects, Bangkok’s new international airport, procurement of medicines at government hospitals, long-distance telephone service in rural areas and a government plan to compensate farmers whose chickens were infected with avian flu…

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