03 Jan '12, 12pm

The policy of shielding senior government officers must change

The policy of shielding senior government officers must change

I’m curious as to whether the Auditor General’s role is purely one of overseeing financial matters, or could the office expand so as to also hold Government departments and Ministries accountable to their (somewhat fuzzy) “mission statements” and “corporate social responsibility (CSR)” statements? One hypothetical example could be: the MoF dictates which office paper supplier all other Ministries and Government entities have to use, so that they can, very reasonably, negotiate a bulk contract to get economy of scale. But if that paper supplier was incorporated in Singapore, did not have a Forest Stewardship Council certificate, and was known to accept ‘suspect’ logged wood from Riau province into its pulp mills, as well as be involved in the indiscriminate clearing of Sumatran jungle for Acacia pulpwood plantations (also thereby exposing vast CO2-releasing peat beds, and d...

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