The Straits Times
Published on Sep 18, 2012

Singapore must never let up in battle against corruption: PM


Singapore's battle against corruption must never let up as there is a larger cost of graft to society which outweighs the dollar amounts exchanged, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday.

Speaking at the 60th anniversary celebrations for the Corruption Practices Investigation Bureau at the Istana, PM Lee also said Singapore will never tolerate graft and not accept any slackening of standards in the matter.

Anyone who breaks the rules will be caught and punished, he pledged, and there will be no cover ups no matter how senior the officer or how embarrassing it may be.

Singapore is also in the midst of reviewing and tightening the system in light of recent high-profile graft cases, to maintain high standards of honesty.