Friday, April 29, 2005

MM Lee Kuan Yew speaks on Corruption

This was the main thrust of Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew's keynote address on fighting corruption at the think-tank Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (Asli) in KL on Thursday.
Corruption sets into every society, and it has to be purged continuously and at the highest levels to keep a society clean.

Singapore has been consistently ranked as the most transparent government in Asia. However, do not believe that there is no corruption in Singapore."

the anti-corruption drive had to come right from the very top and must not become systemic.

"When the core leadership is clean, corruption can be gradually diminished. Both must be prepared to take on the highest echelons of government."
[Source: Asha Popatlal, Channel NewsAsia, 28/04/2005]