A cup of kopi with the CPIB: Anti-corruption agency opens up to ST

Corruption remains low in Singapore - in fact, it is one of the least corrupt countries in the world - and the agency tasked with weeding out such deceit works quietly behind the scenes to ensure it stays that way. For the first time, officers from the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau open up to The Straits Times about some of their major cases, over a cup of kopi.

An invitation to have coffee with the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) often strikes fear in the heart of "guests" - and for good reason.

While the bureau remains under the radar in its investigation work, nothing escapes the long arm of the law, said long-time CPIB officers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2019, with the headline 'A cup of kopi with the CPIB'. Print Edition | Subscribe