Muna2014

Next MUNA conference:
February 6, 7 & 8, 2019
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The question of ongoing bribery and corruption in North-East Asia

Issue in GA 4: Special Political and Decolonization

Corruption and bribery in politics are both significant problems. Corruption, for example, can have a severe impact on the social development and the economy of a country. The ongoing bribery and the corruption in North-East Asia in particular has reached an all-time high. This topic has been discussed a lot in international conferences. The North-East Asian governments have close ties with the business world to help stimulate its economic growth. This has, however, resulted in corruption. Corruption and bribery can be addressed but it requires a lot of effort and commitment. As part of research done by Transparency International, 22,000 people in the Asia Pacific region were interviewed. The results show that 38% of the poorest people in society had paid a bribe. This was the highest percentage of all income groups. Another outcome is that younger people were more likely to accept a bribe. Another shocking result was that fact that the population of China thought that the amount of corruption within the country had changed. “Without proper law enforcement corruption thrives. Bribery is not a small crime, it takes food off the table, it prevents education, it impedes proper healthcare and ultimately it can kill,” Ugaz, The Chairman of Transparency international said. The fact that the inhabitants of the those countries in North-Eastern Asia feel the impact of corruption and recognise the possibility of bribery only accentuates the need to develop ideas on how to tackle this major issue.

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