Minister of Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam had tough words for the case of the complaint against a former general manager and secretary of Ang Mo Kio Town Council.
“If there is an allegation, it will be investigated and no one will be spared and nothing will be swept under the carpet,” he said.
He says this approach shows the “essence of how the Government is run”.
Added Mr Shanmugam: “You are not going to get angels in power all the time… We look for clean people, but along the way people may fall into temptation. So the system has to move in immediately, forcefully. We must have system that doesn’t hide things and moves quickly when something happens, to send a message.”
This follows news reports about a Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) investigation into Mr Victor Wong, a former employee of CPG Facilities Management and the managing agent of the town council. AMK Town Council received a complaint about him in September and he was asked to go on leave, said town council chairman Ang Hin Kee.