Thai premier’s corruption pledge meets with scepticism

Thai premier's corruption pledge meets with scepticism - FT, October 1 2004
...But academics and anti-corruption campaigners said Mr Thaksin appeared focused only on petty misdeeds or "old-style corruption" - bribes and kickbacks - while ignoring conflicts of interest in government policy and decision-making...
...Kanokkan Anukansai of Transparency International Thailand, said: "Corruption doesn't mean only illegal activities. Corruption also means something that is improper." But she said few Thais appeared to understand the concept of "conflict of interest".
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