Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean
SINGAPORE: In the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau’s (CPIB) prosecutions, public sector employees accounted for an average of 7.5 per cent of the total number of people prosecuted for corruption over the past three years. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, revealed this in Parliament on Thursday (1 March 2012).
He outlined various outreach efforts by CPIB in curbing corruption, including talks to government agencies, business community and even schools.
Mr Teo, who is also Minister—in—Charge of the Civil Service, said that good leadership at the top and zero tolerance approach to corruption in the public and private sectors are important factors in eliminating corruption. Good, competitive salaries in the public sector are a key pillar, he said.
“As Professor (Eugene Tan) Tan has said, strong enforcement is necessary as well. We also require good leadership by example at the top, as well as a population which rejects corruption and does not accept any form of corruption at all” , Mr Teo said.