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Report: Corruption Growing in Vietnam

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A new report on global corruption trends finds more than half of Vietnam’s population believes corruption has increased in recent years.  In a survey done by Transparency International, 55% of respondents from Vietnam felt an increase in corruption, compared to an average of 48% in Southeast Asia as a whole.
Only 18% of the Vietnamese surveyed said that corruption has decreased, while 27% said the level has stayed the same.  Additionally, the Global Corruption Barometer (2013) indicates Vietnamese are less confident in their government’s ability to stop corruption than in past years.  
Out of 13 areas surveyed, law enforcement, health care services, and land ownership were said to be most affected by corruption. Transparency International says the Vietnamese people want their government to handle corruption in a more objective way, as well as strengthen the integrity of government officials and law enforcement officers.
Another issue highlighted by the report is a desire for Vietnam to protect the victims and witnesses of government corruption. Although Vietnamese citizens are pessimistic about corruption, they say they play a major role in fighting against corruption.

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by: Hien from: USA
July 10, 2013 9:35 PM
I flew Asiana Airlines to Saigon, my luggages were delay for one day but my Premier tags were cut off either in Soul or Tan Son Nhat Airport. When I asked, there was no one answered my question.
Ho Chi Minh encourage his commies became gang thief to take government to control the nation during revolution, that why until now corrupted officers and whoever work in VN government can be thief.

by: Tapeis from: Civilized country
July 10, 2013 8:07 PM
Whoa, whoa... you mean there's a place in Vietnam where matters such as justice and freedom matter to anyone?

Would you rather wake up clinging to the side of a mountain or standing in the middle of Vietnam with no papers?


July 10, 2013 4:12 PM
This is OLD NEWS!!! Corruptions are the way of life over there. As soon as you off the plane to get your luggage at TSN airport, you have to bribe your way to the taxi... It's AWEFULL!! Don't go unless you absolutely have to.
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by: Stephan from: Hong Kong
July 14, 2013 8:42 PM
Now that is exaggerated. I have been to Vietnam many times and I have never needed to pay anyone. While no doubt corruption is a serious problem, there's no need to scare people.

by: Twhelan from: Colorado
July 10, 2013 3:48 PM
Where is the survey on corruption in the US government? I think we have one of the most corrupt governments on earth due to our two political parties who are hell bent on transferring all the nations wealth to their !5 bankers on Wall Street. Where is that survey?

by: Badster from: KC
July 10, 2013 3:36 PM
This story is laughable with the corruption we have in the U.S.
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by: Stephan from: Hong Kong
July 14, 2013 8:44 PM
I don't see why this story is laughable. This article has nothing to do with the US. And compared to the US, Vietnam's corruption is indeed much worse. Go there and see. Many people even have to bribe their doctor to get the service they need! When you want a job, you need to pay. When you get into an accident and are not to blame (or are to blame), corruption is necessary.

by: Stavros Krysiak from: San Jose, CA USA
July 10, 2013 3:21 PM
Number one in corruption was the US Embassy official taking bribes for visas. We really set an example for them. The pot calling the kettle black. However, I glad that he was finally caught.

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