India tops bribery rate in Asia Pacific: Survey


In the Asia Pacific, India has the highest bribery rate a survey has shown. Two-thirds of Indians had to pay ‘tea money’ or fork out other forms of bribe to get public services, a survey conducted by international anti-graft rights group Transparency International said.

It found that 69 per cent in India as saying they had to pay a bribe, followed by 65 per cent in Vietnam. China was much lower at 26 per cent while in Pakistan it was at 40 per cent. Japan was the lowest at 0.2 per cent.

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