April 04, 2001 | By Keith Martin in Washington, DC
Vietnam is the most corrupt country in South Asia and the Far East, according to a survey of businessmen by the Political & Economic Risk Consultancy, Ltd. in Hong Kong.
The survey ranked countries in the region on a scale of 0 to 10 — with 10 being the most corrupt — by polling expatriate businessmen working in them. The three most corrupt countries in the region were Vietnam with a ranking of 9.75, Indonesia at 9.50 and India at 9.25. Least corrupt was Singapore at 0.83.