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Suddenly concerned Singaporeans are being confronted by four developments that seem to be cropping up almost simultaneously. One – affordability of Housing and Development Board flats and as part of it, the land issue – is a bugbear that has been around for a while. Second is the Singapore Media Trust massaged data problem. Third is the Keppel O & M corruption scandal. All these three will be discussed in Parliament this coming week.

“This case is set to go down in history as a record settlement for a cross-border corruption probe involving a Singapore-listed entity.” “The warnings were in lieu of prosecution for offences punishable under the Prevention of Corruption Act. This is where, on surface at least, Singapore’s much vaunted zero-tolerance policy on corruption seems at odds with KOM’s conduct. Basically, are we having double standards – one set of rules here in Singapore and another for dealings in another country? Without saying yes or no, I would make this point: this world is no Disneyland. {ls Singapore sometimes has to trade with the devil to survive.


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