Friday, August 26, 2011

Singapore and their Lokpal

This post is in response to this ridiculously inaccurate and stupid post that's been doing the rounds of Facebook:

"In 1982, In Singapore, A similar LOKPAL BILL was implemented and 142 Corrupt Ministers & Officers were arrested in one single day.. Today Singapore has only 1% poor people & no taxes are paid by the people to the government, 92% Literacy Rate, Better Medical Facilities, Cheaper Prices, 90% Money is white & Only 1% Unemployment exists....share this with every one"

So you have suddenly realised that Singapore has a Lokpal like law that has done wonders and have decided let the world know of it! You have also chosen to cite some figures and percentages. I think you deserve a kick on the backside to awaken you from your limbo!

The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) is a  part of the criminal justice system under the Prime Minister ( and not a one/two/three man all powerful team that can investigate anyone (like Anna and his cronies want).

You think one law can even achieve everything that you have so unabashedly stated? Not that those figures are correct.

No taxes in Singapore, you say? What do you think the IRAS does? (

142 ministers arrested! In your dream? (Since 1982, the year that you quoted and which is also wrong, there probably have been only that many ministers!)

You cant get rid of corruption as long as there is an incentive to be corrupt. Mere arrests can actually increase as the Chinese found out.

Before you "Re-post" or "Like" stuff, use your brains! Stop being a Sheep!

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