Singapore's first Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew's zero tolerance of corruption
This morning I went to The National Library with my husband to observe the opening ceremony of Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau's (CPIB) exhibition : Declassified – Corruption Matters.
Launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the exhibition provides an insight into Singapore’s battle against corruption.
Some greedy individuals exploited loopholes to line their pockets with ill-gotten gains. They need to be exposed and brought to justice.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and CPIB director Wong Hong Kuan touring the CPIB Exhibition located on the ground level of The National Library.
After PM Lee left, I spent about 2 hours going through the declassified case archives on display and a video on the investigations of some high profile cases. Some of them were complicated yet intriguing, salute to the investigation officers who were dedicated to the mission of fighting corruption.
According to the statistics revealed by CPIB, there is a spike in the number of complaints. In 2014, the bureau received 736 complaints; it received 877 complaints last year, almost 20% higher than in 2014.
123 uncompleted cases were brought forward from 2014. bringing the total number of cases handled by the bureau in 2015 to 678. It was the highest number of cases handled by CPIB in the past three years.
Seems like lots of complaints (and piling up) and uncompleted cases but not enough investigation officers to investigate or too many cases to handle so efficiency suffers.
CPIB Exhibition : Declassified – Corruption Matters will be held from 7 April to 22 May 2016 at the ground level of The National Library.
新加坡贪污调查局 : “贪污解密”展览 (4月7日至5月22日（星期天）)