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More than half dismayed with political ethics: poll

More than half dismayed with political ethics: poll

Taipei, Dec.30 (CNA) Many people remain unsatisfied with the government's efforts to crack down on official corruption and promote clean politics, according to the results of a public opinion survey released Wednesday.
Up to 50.8 percent of respondents to the poll conducted by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) said they are dissatisfied with the President Ma Ying-jeou administration's efforts to wipe out corruption and upgrade political ethics, while 42.4 percent said they are satisfied with the adminsitration's achievements in this areas.
Eliminating official corruption and establishing clean politics have been one of the president's main policy goals. The MOJ commissioned a private polling company to conduct the survey in June to gauge public reaction to the campaign.
The poll found that 61 percent of respondents were unhappy with law enforcement authorities' achievements in weeding out official corruption and cracking down on links between local politics and crime syndicates.
Nevertheless, 51.4 percent said they are optimistic about the government's determination to improve political ethics and clamp down on official corruption, compared to 36.7 percent who said they were pessimistic about the future.
On the public's evaluation of the integrity of 24 catagories of public servants, health care personnel at government-run medical institutions received the highest rating, while officials in charge of river gravel management ranked at the bottom.
On various forms of unethical political activites, respondents cited vote-buying as most unacceptable, followed by lobbying civil servants for private gains and giving bribes.
(By An Chih-hsien and Sofia Wu)




Updated : 2021-07-27 00:26 GMT+08:00