Phuket has been chosen as the model province which is free of corruption of all forms.
A memorandum of understanding was signed on Tuesday by the Government Sector's Anti-Corruption Commission and Phuket provincial administration to designate Phuket as the role model for a corruption free province.
The event was witnessed by executives of the local governments, private organizations and chiefs of government agencies.
Phuket was chosen because it was the first province which coordinated with the Government Sector's Anti-Corruption Commission to promote private investment on the island and to provide conveniences to business operators as well as SMEs in doing business in Phuket without demanding tea money or kickbacks.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)