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Transparency International has been publishing an annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) since 1995.

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Transparency defines corruption as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain.

KATHMANDU: Nepal is one of the most corrupt countries in South Asia, according to the Corruption Perceptions Index 2010 published by the Transparency International on Tuesday.

With 2.2 scores, Nepal has fell three positions down this year and stood 146th among 180 countries. Last year, Nepal was on the 143rd rank.

The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) measures the perceived level of public-sector corruption in 180 countries and territories around the world. The 2010 CPI is based on 13 independent surveys. However, not all surveys include all countries, according to the TI.

Afghanistan is the most corrupt South Asian country.

The TI suggested that the decline in Nepal’s scores owes to the weak anti-corruption mechanism, volatile political situation and instable government.

TI has been publishing an annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) since 1995. It defines corruption as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain.

The CPI places the countries as per the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among public officials and politicians. A higher score means less (perceived) corruption and the vice versa.

Somalia that befalls on the 178th position is the most corrupt country with 1.1 scores, while Denmark stands clean with 9.3 scores and securing first position.

Download: 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index report

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thanks to all the nepali netas for their huge contribution on this. sonic grg, ktm

Yes, Asian Development Bank, Weitzman Foundation, World Bank, Global Insight and World Economic Forum have commited that Nepal cited as most corrupt nation in South Asia.According to TIN President, Bishnu Bahadur KC, the real cause is the corrupt leaders's activities. Since 2006 Nepalese people tolerated the worst political practice made by corrupt and culprit leaders. The nation achieved the climaxed height of the lawlessness, theft, robbery, ransom and murders. The corruption is out of control. A corrupt tendency has been institutionalizing as a system. The Nepalese justice system has failed in practice. In every criminal case, police have still refusing to register the criminal complaints, sometimes in the face of a court order to do so. Due to the culprit's regime, the government has failed to reform laws that impede effective criminal investigations into past violations. There is no justice in Nepal, no rule of law and no government. The anarchist party leaders and senior most government officials cannot escape justice. The culprit leaders and security officials must be punished because they are not employed to kill citizens. The party leaders thought the movement for democracy was just to rise in power, earn money, loot the country and get more personal facilities. All the political and administrative mechanism has defunct. Experiences are the proofs to reveal that all the political traitors invested their time and energy just for power and to accumulate big chunk of money, land, home and expensive vehicles. Their amassed properties in the name of democracy are hidden in different banks, lands, big houses and business. Democracy has been abused as a ladder for power by the anti-nationalist political leaders. So, we are suffering from the traitors who are in regime. History has proved that all the culprit Brahman leaders of this country are not loyal towards Nepal. Trefoil politics has proved that all the Brahman leaders of so-called three big parties are crazy for power. The vulnerable situation of the country, lawlessness, skyrocketing prices and deteriorating economic conditions are due to the visionless governance and we are going to be a failed Nation. Why the Brahaman: Girija and his agents, UML's Madhab Nepal, Jhalanath, Bamdev, and the Maoist's Prachanda and Baburam Bhattarai and their followers are recognizing that a under secretary ranked Mr. Sood (Indian ambassador) is familiar to order and dictate all Nepalese. The present leadership in all the major parties is shady visionless and pessimistic people, which is proved and tested by the time and history of two decades. Is it Loktantra (Democracy)? Nepal is a country which has a long history of communal harmony where all castes, religions, languages have throughout survived and flourishing with tolerance and co-existences. Since 2006 monarchy and lawlessness are ruling the roost in Nepal. Without peace and security, we can't achieve anything. Criminals are roaming freely. These criminals' gangs fear no one given the backing of the political party leaders. Many criminals are executing serious crimes even under broad daylight. The Nepalese people are feeling that the country in the worst situation in Nepal history. Now a day's few pro-Mahesh leaders are lifting Hindi language and slogan of 'one Mahesh single state'. This is also apart of dangerous strategic game designed by India. Senior journalist Mr. Yubraj Ghimire writes–The nation is sinking due to selfishness of few party leaders. Major accused person is Girija Prasad Koirala. Both the movements of 1950-1990 (2007-2046Bs) were for the establishment of parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. Apart to this, people were not participated. Girija Prasad Koirala had cupidity for President, as suggested by Maoists through Shekhar Koirala and Krishna Sitaula. Mr Koirala with such greed abandoned the principles and beliefs. ( Rajdhani- 17th July 2009 (2nd Srawan 2066) Central member of Nepali Congress Mr Devendra Nepali accuses Mr Koirala saying- he did nothing even when country and party was sinking. He imposed Maoist agendas like republic, secularism, federalism and constituent assembly through back door. The country is facing the consequences. Republic and federalism are the factors to split and destroy the country. (Kantipur 22th July 2009 (7th Srawan 2066). Constitutionalism is the way of the nation. But, due to the bad intention of the profounder of parties, don't like to follow the norms of the constitution and existing laws. They are establishing the anarchism by such immoral activities. The culprit leaders of Nepali Congress, UML, and Maoists don't like to correct their mistakes. One of the founder leader of Nepali Congress Krishna Prasad Bhattarai has said –'the country has been facing a series of problems due to the mistake of abolishing the royal institution'. The uncertainty in the country will only end after the reinstatement of monarchy. A lawyer Balkrishna Naupane says- They (traitors) are talking about the people had stood (2005-2006) against the King. But, the Nepalese political parties in close collaboration with the Indian regime had then lured/seduced the Nepalese even by spreading false rumors which worked to a greater extent. Therefore, we must not take up anything that would become too burdensome to carry on. Nepal does not have any basis or foundation that could support republic. Carrying the slogan of a republic, secularism is not the solution of our country. To end the crisis and corruptions, Nepal needs a permanent institution-MONARCHY (but not these like rabish dogs leaders) that can shoulder the responsibility for its independence, national unity and sovereignty. The King had no role in bringing this sorry state of this country. The existing, uncertain and precarious situation can only be averted if a balance can be maintained among nationality, monarchy and parliamentary democracy. Nepal's independence, sovereignty and democracy can never be safeguarded by abolishing monarchy. Nepal needs a credible reply and response from all other nationalists of all party that they are going to abolish the monarchy for-ever. Please reply me. Thank you. Dirgha Raj Prasai Political Analyst Kathmandu. Email: dirgharajprasai@gmail.com Dirgha Raj Prasai, Kathmandu,Nepal

Something to feel good about,keep it up.With reservations I am giving this comment. bhimrajgurung, sinapa3bhairawa

No country is entirely free of corruption. But if corruption is deep enough it can hinder economic growth and good governance, and decay the fabric of society. Corruption is an obstacle to sustainable development, with the potential to enlarge economic gaps and breed organized crime. Unchecked corruption leaves little room for democracy to flourish; little room for freedom to expand; little room for justice to prevail. Dr SN TYAGI, New Delhi, India

Congrats!!!to the honorable politicians. Due to your contribution, Nepal has been able to secure such a respective position in whole South-east Asia. I am hopeful that, they will soon be a big shock to Somalia and conquer its statued position. As a proud Nepali, I am saying that the whole credit of this historical achievement goes to our exemplary political leaders. So congrats once again.. Manil Maharjan, Khusibu17 ktm

Feel more freedom , feel more confident while making black money . Shame on you ! For all those who involve directly or indirectly in this sort of activities . Being a small Santoshouille, Lahore, Pakistan

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