The Thai Government has launched a project to combat corruption in the country by introducing a range of ways that members of the public can inform the authorities of corrupt activities.

People can file their complaints to a telephone hotline (1206), the nationwide network of complaints boxes and the website as well as through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

All the information and complaints sent via these channels will be initially submitted to the prime minister then later forwarded to the agencies concerned.

The project to fight corruption has been designed by the government to ensure the transparency of civil servants’ operations, restore the country’s image internationally and raise confidence amongst investors.

With a focus on transparency in the public sector, the government hopes that social pressure will also help uncover those who are involved in fraud and other criminal activities.-VNA