Malaysia is obsessed about being the number one in many things.
The Malaysia Boleh spirit is not for nothing.
Well, we now have something to be proud of.
Finally, we are the number one according to a survey by Transparency International.
According to the survey of some 3000 business people from 30 diverse countries to the question whether they had lost business due to bribery, 50% or half of them said yes where Malaysia was concerned.
That is the HIGHEST percentage of the countries surveyed. The next is Mexico at 48%.
Singapore, our tiny southern neighbour whom we like nothing better than to belittle, is the second lowest of those surveyed at 9%.
Taking up the bottom is Japan at 2%.
Now, shall we pop the champagne cork?
Here's the Harakah Daily report on the survey.