History of Thai greed shamed at ‘National Museum of Corruption’

The country’s first National Museum of Corruption has opened to warn the public that if corruption goes unchecked it can severely damage and cripple an entire nation.

The museum features 10 sculptures that represent 10 major corruption cases in Thailand and all the sculptures are currently being displayed at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) until Sept 27.

The corruption cases on show range from the rice-pledging scheme, police station construction fraud, to the grey-market automobile case.

To show the corruption of the rice-pledging scheme, the sculptures of a man and woman stand behind rice sacks. A distorted figure eats building blocks to highlight the case of 400 police stations

that were never built.

“With this museum, we want people to learn and remember that corruption can be conducted in various forms. As for those who corrupt in any form, this museum reminds them that what they do will be recorded in the country’s historical pages and will never be forgotten,” Secretary-general of the ACT Mana Nimitmongkol told the Bangkok Post.

The museum doesn’t name the people involved in the cases, but it has launched a YouTube video that encourages people to share the cases of corruption.

Photos: AFP/ Nicolas Asfouri

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