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Survey finds pervasive corruption in Asia hindering progress

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By ELAINE KURTENBACH

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Power corrupts.

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While the rate of corruption was much lower in many countries, such practices were found even in relatively law-abiding nations like Japan, where many surveyed said they believed the government was doing a poor job of preventing corruption.

That's not something that is limited to Japan, but why would you prevent corruption when you're part of the problem?

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While the rate of corruption was much lower in many countries, such practices were found even in relatively law-abiding nations like Japan,

Looking for corrupt nations in Asia try Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia

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"While the rate of corruption was much lower in many countries, such practices were found even in relatively law-abiding nations like Japan, where many surveyed said they believed the government was doing a poor job of preventing corruption."

That's part of the problem -- when lawmakers commit crimes and then bend the laws to fit them so that they are "technically" not breaking the law, the term "law-abiding" becomes mere lip-service.

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