Tag Archives: CORRUPTION

Tan Kin Lian: High Level Of Corruption In Many Democratic Countries

Tan Kin Lian recently posted his views on high levels of corruption in many democratic countries, where it happens at the top levels involving people with power and influence. Such countries are even worse off when their leaders remain in power for decades and abuse state resources. Such leaders mask their acts behind words like "free market" and "democratic electoral system." Does this type of democracy sound familiar?

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HOW TRUE THAT HIGHEST SALARIES IN THE WORLD DETER CORRUPTION?

I refer to the article “Every Singaporean plays role in fighting corruption: PM Lee” (Channel NewsAsia, Jun 6). It states that “Every Singaporean has a role to play in fighting corruption, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday (Jun 6), during the opening of the Corruption Reporting and Heritage Centre (CRHC) which allows members of the public to walk in and report suspected corrupt practices in person. Does paying the highest public service salaries in the world deter corruption?

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