Thai government hopes new computer software will combat corruption

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Officials from Thailand’s Anti Corruption Commission are hoping that new computer software will help tackle corruption in the public sector.

The new software has been developed by New Zealand based Wynyard Group, specialists in providing crime fighting and security software to governments, law enforcement agencies and major private sector corporations.

As part of the agreement with the Wynward Group, the Anti Corruption Commission will be using the new software as part of their investigations into corruption within all government departments and throughout local authorities.

The software will enable case information to be shared more easily and efficiently across the organisation, as well as helping officials to discover new lines of inquiry as the government steps up its crackdown on corruption in Thailand.

The Wynward Group already supplies software to Thailand’s Customs Department and to the Office of Narcotic Control Board to assist in dismantling transnational crime groups involved in drug trafficking in Thailand.

“Wynyard’s technology is used by government agencies across the world and we are delighted that the Thai Government has chosen to use it to help tackle corruption in the public sector. We are increasingly being recognised as the market’s leading serious crime investigations and intelligence software product platform,” said Wynyard Group CEO Craig Richardson.

In November 2014, Thailand was rated as a very high risk country for corruption, falling into category ‘E’ in the 2015 Government Defense Anti Corruption Index by Berlin based Transparency International.

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