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Public service graft cases: Half were in enforcement

Most offenders were male and money was most common bribe: PMO study

Published on Jul 27, 2013 8:54 AM
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Commissioned by the Prime Minister's Office, the study was meant to see if there were widespread issues in the public service system.  -- ST GRAPHICS

Enforcement officers, nearly all of whom were men, made up half of public officers investigated for graft and similar misconduct over the past five years.

Money was also the most common type of bribe, with cases involving sex accounting for just 11 per cent.

This is what a new study, prompted by the recent spate of high-profile cases involving public officers, established.

Commissioned by the Prime Minister's Office, it was meant to see if there were widespread issues in the public service system. The study was initially "classified" but the PMO made it public yesterday due to "public interest".

 
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