DPM Teo: Civil servants must guard against ‘behavior’ that will erode public trust
Posted by temasektimes on July 25, 2012
Following a series of high profile sex scandals involving senior civil servants, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean took the opportunity to remind the new batch of Public Service Commission (PSC) scholars to be mindful of their ‘behavior’ when ‘serving’ Singaporeans.
Speaking at the PSC’s annual scholarship ceremony, DPM Tel said “integrity, service and excellence will remain core values of the Singapore public service, even as it transforms itself to better serve the public.”
“Officers know that as stewards of public resources, they are expected to perform their duties with the highest standards of integrity. They must guard against any behaviour that can erode the trust Singaporeans have in the public service,” he said.
DPM Teo’s comments come in the aftermath of two ongoing probes into ex-CNB Chief Ng Boon Gay and ex-SCDF Chief Peter Lim Sin Pang for allegedly procuring sex for contracts.
Mr Teo added that as Singaporeans become more informed and participative, collaboration and engagement will be the two key trends that will shape the public service.