29 Jan '12, 12am

Scandal January in Singapore....

This is scandal January in Singapore. There are serious allegations against an opposition politician which I'll not repeat here and 2 of our top public servants have been sack and under investigation for corruption. According to the papers, the 2 top public servants have admitted to receiving "sexual favors" from a supplier of IT equipment. That in itself cannot be condoned because it clearly results in a conflict of interest The CPIB guys are probably checking if the favors have been exchanged for something else like circumventing standard procurement procedures or influenced the decision making - that will constitute a more serious offense than "personal misconduct". Suppliers are always out to influence the acquisition decisions and while some of it looks like just maintaining good customer relationships if they go far enough it looks more like corruption. You can repla...

Full article: http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2012/01/corruption-many...

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