CPIB 'helped raise Singapore's standing': Lee Kuan Yew
Lee Kuan Yew outlines critical role it played in helping Republic to prosper
Singapore's graft-busting watchdog and its officers have contributed to the country's standing, founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew said on Tuesday.
They give confidence to investors, which has led to national progress and prosperity, he said, in hailing their efforts as the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) marked six decades of stamping out bribery.
Mr Lee and his successor Mr Goh Chok Tong were special guests at a ceremony marking the occasion on Tuesday.
Mr Lee added in a statement: "We must remain vigilant and ensure that Singapore continues to be regarded as one of the least corrupt nations in the world, with a clean public service and businesses that abhor corruption."