The incoming cabinet's pledge to crack down on corruption looks odd when the government's flagship policy, the rice-pledging scheme, remains enveloped in secrecy and, according to its critics, riddled with graft.
At the first meeting of her newly reshuffled cabinet on Tuesday, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra led her ministers and senior officials in declaring they wanted to crack down on corruption in the bureaucracy.
She said a clampdown on corruption would help bring about effective governance and national prosperity. Ms Yingluck also claimed the government had always practised good governance and transparency and had been open to public scrutiny.
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