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Hey, if you can't stop schools, cops, and government officials from asking for and accepting bribes to do their job, call it "extra services" and legalize it.

Tea money 'will reduce govt burden'

Published: 14/09/2011 at 12:00 AM

Newspaper section: News

Education Minister Woravat Au-apinyakul says allowing schools to accept tea money would reduce the government's burden of education subsidies while allowing schools to develop facilities and curricula.

In clarifying his proposal to bring school admission tea money into the open, Mr Woravat said such payments would help mobilise resources for developing schools.

The minister said there had been no discussions about how to systemise bribe payments in return for school places.

He said parents who want their children to have more learning tools and facilities than already provided by the state could pay money to a school's resource mobilisation centre.

"If that is the case, then the government's subsidy on education will become lower. If schools take payments directly from parents, the state can deduct the amount out of the subsidies paid to them and use it to help develop other schools in need," Mr Woravat said.

The minister added that, from now on, the government's education subsidies would be allocated according to a school's needs and readiness. Schools that turn down government financial assistance would not be allowed to raise their fees.

To prevent parents from being asked to pay a massive amount of money to get their children enrolled, the Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) has been tasked to look into the matter.

Mr Woravat said that high-tech and modern education technology must be put in place for Thailand to stay competitive after it enters the Asean Economic Community in 2015. He claimed several schools had revealed their intention to organise their schooling and to mobilise resources to finance their programmes by themselves.

Obec's secretary-general Chinnapat Bhumirat said the commission was looking for ways to allow schools to have more freedom in mobilising resources.

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I'm struggling to come to terms with, and make sense of this whole report.

"Schools that turn down government financial assistance would not be allowed to raise their fees."

WTF is that supposed to mean???

These red-shirt appointees are complete asshats. This country is going to hell in a hand-basket....... and it will happen way before they enter the AEC in 2015.

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Hey, if you can't stop schools, cops, and government officials from asking for and accepting bribes to do their job, call it "extra services" and legalize it.


This would increase the amount of totally paid tea money because it would be the part for the school plus the part that is already going to sticky fingers......

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another Thai corruption story...

Fifa asks executive member for grant claims clarification

Fifa has asked executive committee member Worawi Makudi for clarification after claims development grants were spent building facilities on land that he owned.

The allegations relate to projects at the Thai football federation's technical center at Nongiok.

Makudi would face an investigation if Fifa finds evidence of any potential breach of its Code of Ethics.

Makudi, the president of the Thai federation, has denied any wrongdoing.

He has previously told the Thai media that he had signed over the land to the Thai FA through official procedures.

The federation used $460,000 of Fifa funding in 2004 to build a pitch with artificial turf and also received $400,000 in 2007 to build a three-story headquarters.

In a statement, Fifa confirmed it was "seeking clarification with Mr Makudi on the issue of the Fifa Goal projects in Thailand" having sent a letter to the official.

"Should there be any evidence of any potential breach of the code of ethics, then the matter would be referred to the ethics," the statement added.

"However, at the time of writing, no ethics proceedings or ethics investigation has been opened against Mr Makudi."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/14923698.stm

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This would increase the amount of totally paid tea money because it would be the part for the school plus the part that is already going to sticky fingers......

Exactly. The bribes are all happening at the local level. He wants to put Bangkok back in charge so he can get a little taste.

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another Thai corruption story...

Fifa asks executive member for grant claims clarification

Fifa has asked executive committee member Worawi Makudi for clarification after claims development grants were spent building facilities on land that he owned.

The allegations relate to projects at the Thai football federation's technical center at Nongiok.

Makudi would face an investigation if Fifa finds evidence of any potential breach of its Code of Ethics.

Makudi, the president of the Thai federation, has denied any wrongdoing.

He has previously told the Thai media that he had signed over the land to the Thai FA through official procedures.

The federation used $460,000 of Fifa funding in 2004 to build a pitch with artificial turf and also received $400,000 in 2007 to build a three-story headquarters.

In a statement, Fifa confirmed it was "seeking clarification with Mr Makudi on the issue of the Fifa Goal projects in Thailand" having sent a letter to the official.

"Should there be any evidence of any potential breach of the code of ethics, then the matter would be referred to the ethics," the statement added.

"However, at the time of writing, no ethics proceedings or ethics investigation has been opened against Mr Makudi."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/14923698.stm

I was just about to post this same story in the Sports forum.

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I know, I'm reading this and thinking that Thailand has just given up. Corruption wins! Rather than trying to fight corruption they're trying to make it the norm.



I was thinking the same. Most Thais are ok with corruption... *sigh*

Permission to say.. ****

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I was thinking the same. Most Thais are ok with corruption... *sigh*

Permission to say.. ****

But but but we have "Anti Corruption Expo" this year and we have "โตไปไม่โกง" project na kha.... can we say "at least we are trying"?

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But but but we have "Anti Corruption Expo" this year and we have "โตไปไม่โกง" project na kha.... can we say "at least we are trying"?

Yes we can....better late than never. To be honest, I want to see how long this project will last.

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