Must Share: An Anti-Corruption Social Network
Must-Share is an anti-corruption facebook page (www.facebook.com/mustshareofficial) founded by a group of people who accept no excuse for corruption!
Duration 1 year Area Thailand
Current donation amount40,097 THB
We “Must Share” all unrighteous incidents, events and experiences! No matter it is about corruptions or complaints. Isn’t it better to work together in anti-corruption? Isn’t it safer to have a public space where everyone can opt to anonymously share their opinion and cases?
Must Share is crowdsourcing for complaint cases via its official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/mustshareofficial
Pracharat Market Background:
Sources reported that the market has been opened for a while but there were very little customers and vendors.
Must Share’s investigation: The case has been shared via Must Share network and received a lot of attention from the public. Sources revealed that the construction budget of the market was as high as 28 million baht but the place was barely used for the betterment of local communities nearby. In addition, public toilets for people with disabilities at this market are always closed. The issues have led to the investigation of conflict of interest between the contractor and some high ranks state officers.
Result: Must Share together with Isranews conducted a series of news scoops about the case and received more attention from the public. Officials tried to utilise the market more for the benefits of local communities, more vendors are present. The State Audit Office has requested related officials to give clarity and tailed information about the case
Canal dredge in Ratchaburi
Background: An annual dredge of the canal in Tah Rap sub-district in Ratchaburi province needed to be conducted. However, sources reported that the local municipal committee had spent the initial budget in other activities.
Must Share’s investigation: Photo of evidence and complaints from locals have been posted on Must Share network.
Result: After the post has been shared for just one day, the Ratchaburi governor immediately investigate the case and the dredge was conducted.
Complaint reporting process
1. Send your cases to Must Share’s inbox on Facebook
2. Must Share rewrite the content and information for the public, then share on Facebook page.
3. The public can give additional information via comment under the post or via personal message (Inbox)
4. Information from Must Share network will be utilised as following:
- Information is sent to anti-corruption agencies such as SIAM Lab and Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) for structural impact analysis
- Information is shared with the media and other anti-corruption networks
- Infographic and Video-clips will be produced to present the case to the public
As a result of this co-operation, the public will be more aware of corruption cases. They will also learn how to prevent such case to replicate in their communities. The public is activing as supporters to State Audit Office and National Anti-Corruption Commission.
Moreover, Must Share is planning to expand its channel to Twitter to tackle younger audience as well as a partnership with 77Khaoded.com, the news website covering stories from 77 provinces in Thailand in order to reach out to more audience outside of facebook.
Total Amount (Baht)
|1. Salary of 2 full-time Administrative staffs (15,000 baht/month/person)||12||360,000|
|2. Content development||36,000|
|3. Taejai.com’s management fee||39,600|