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Rwanda leads the pack among countries within the East African Community (EAC) with a score of 55 at position 48 while the troubled country of Burundi tails the region as the worst performer in the graft perceptions index posting 22 points at position 157 in the world.

The three countries at the top of the ranking are New Zealand, Denmark and Finland, with 89, 88 and 85 points, respectively. On the other hand, Syria (178th), South Sudan (179th) and Somalia (180th) were ranked the lowest in the index, with scores of 14, 12 and nine.

Sri Lanka has moved up four places from 95th to 91st position in the Corruption Perceptions Index released by Transparency International for the year 2017.

On a scale of 0 to 100, in which 0 is "highly corrupt" and 100 is "very clean", Thailand scored 37 this year, up from 35 last year.

There is a slight improvement on the CPI, as the country increased its score by two points from 26 in 2016 to 28 points in 2017.

Transparency International (TI) has found that a majority of countries in the world can be called corrupt, with a clear link between high levels of corruption and little protection of the media and civil society groups. Asia Pacific region countries like India, Philippines and Maldives are among the worst regional offenders Limitation in press work and attack on the journalists have made these countries more prone to corruption.

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China, India and Sri Lanka are ahead of Pakistan in the CPI with the score if 41, 40 and 38 respectively.

"They must do more to uphold public trust and confidence as leaders of the country's integrity building and anti-corruption efforts Ensure safe and secure environment for the media, civil society and other advocates to thrive".

The UAE scored 71 out of 100 in the 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index published by Berlin-based Transparency International.

The government's Spokesperson on Governance and Legal Affairs, Herbert Krapa, stated that the report was not an indication that the current New Patriotic Party [NPP] government was corrupt. "Until there is evidence of people not only losing their jobs, but doing jail time for their corrupt activities, the country will continue to be grouped among the most corrupt and unsavoury places in the world", Khaas said.

The organization is calling on governments that "hide behind restrictive laws" to eliminate the laws and open opportunities for further civic participation.

Kosovo saw significant progress in 2017 in the areas of independence of the judicial framework, press freedom and the fight against corruption in government.