Government determined to clamp down on corruption even if embarrassing, says PM Lee
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says that the recent investigations into alleged corruption by public servants reflect the government's determination to clamp down on wrongdoing.
This, even when they're embarrassing and awkward.
He was speaking at the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau's 60th anniversary celebrations today.
Mr Lee said the government will never tolerate corruption and will not accept any slackening in the public service.
Mr Lee's comments come amid recent alleged graft cases involving high ranking public servants and lapses in government procurement procedures.
He said it's bad that some officers have not lived up to the high standards which people expect of public servants.
But he's confident that these lapses are not typical of the public service.
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