Fighting Corruption in Cambodia: a ‘battle of ideas and perceptions’


Originally posted on Nefia

When Niklas Kossow came to Cambodia from Germany to work as a Bribespot Promotion Advisor, he knew very little about the country. In this blog he reflects on his experience and frustrations and tells us what it was like to try and fight corruption in one of the most corrupt countries in the world.

“I will forever be a better person” : Feedback from the IYC

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By Preet Ayoub Shaikh, International Youth Camp participant from Pakistan

Originally posted on TI Pakistan’s blog.

Being selected to represent Pakistan in the International Youth Camp (IYC) for Transparency and Integrity was one of the best things to happen to me, as I would realise just days into the camp. This camp, which was held in one the most scenic cities in the world, played a pivotal role in determining much of my future as a powerful and conscientious citizen of my country, and for that I will forever be a better person.

These small things that make a big difference

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By Bun Sengkong, Communications Young Professional and Blogger

When I was stopped by the traffic police about three years ago for violating a traffic light and  was asked to pay 10,000 riels, I did. I did not understand that I had just “bribed” the police officer. Today I know that under the traffic law I am required to pay only 5,000 riels for such an offense and that what I handed to the police officer was a bribe.

If this happened today, I would do things differently. I would make sure that I pay the right amount and ask for a receipt. That way I know that the money I pay goes to fill the State’s coffers rather than the police officers’ pockets.