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".