10 Feb '11, 6am

Whistle-blowing policy for statutory boards recommended: SINGAPORE: The Public Accounts Committee has recommende...

SINGAPORE: The Public Accounts Committee has recommended that the Ministry of Finance (MOF) spell out a whistle-blowing policy for adoption by government statutory boards. This is in light of fraud cases involving IT procurement at the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and two other public sector bodies. A former deputy director at SLA had allegedly cheated the Government of more than S$12 million. The Public Accounts Committee said such a policy could possibly offer some help to the management at the statutory boards in identifying fraud from within, such as employees informing management of suspicious tell-tale signs. It also noted that Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam informed Parliament in November last year that whistle-blowing has a role to play in uncovering fraud and therefore necessary to ensure that channels are open for whistle-blowing. The committee's recom...

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