PM Lee praises PAP’s political system which emphasizes ‘integrity’ and ‘incorruptibility’
Posted by temasektimes on September 18, 2012
Despite a drop in corruption ranking in the annual study conducted by Transparency International, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong continues to lavish generous self-praise on the PAP’s political system for keeping the country ‘corruption-free’.
Speaking at the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau’s (CPIB’s) 60th anniversary celebrations on Tuesday, PM Lee declared that “it is far better to suffer embarrassment and keep the system clean than to pretend that nothing has gone wrong and let the rot spread” in reference to recent sex scandals involving top civil servants.
However, PM Lee was quick to add that the number of complaints had ‘steadily decreased’ in the last few years as well as the number of cases taken to court.
He added that the CPIB has been able to do its work because it belongs to a larger political and government system which emphasises integrity and incorruptibility.
Unlike other First World countries, there are no independent corruption watchdog agencies in Singapore. CPIB is directly under the Prime Minister’s Office.