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Singapore public service among world's least corrupt

It moves up a notch in latest Corruption Perceptions Index; image hasn't been tarnished by involvement of govt-linked firm Keppel Offshore & Marine in Brazilian bribery scandal

"That we are not at the top of the chart means that there are instances of corruption even if it is dealt with, but we have a system to address it and the incidence is low compared to elsewhere." - Gillian Koh, deputy director of Research at Institute of Policy Studies.


SINGAPORE'S zero tolerance for corruption has not been tarnished by the Brazilian bribery scandal that rocked Singapore government-linked firm Keppel Offshore & Marine (KOM), but political observers warned against complacency.

On Thursday, Transparency International (...