A leading global monitoring group says Iraq, Haiti and Burma are among the world's most corrupt countries.
Berlin-based Transparency International released the information on Monday in its annual report that ranked 163 nations based on perceived corruption, as seen by business people and country analysts.
Also among the most corrupt are Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan.
Bangladesh graduated to the third place from below on the corruption perception index (CPI) 2006 prepared by the Berlin-based international anti-corruption organization.
Amir Khasru has more on the story.