24 Mar '11, 7am

Good governance important to S'pore's development: Head of Civil Service

Good governance important to S'pore's development: Head of Civil Service

SINGAPORE: Head of the Singapore Civil Service Mr Peter Ong said good governance is an important ingredient in Singapore's development. He added that tackling corruption with a mix of strong political will, legislation and enforcement was the state's first priority in its initial years. Mr Ong was speaking at the launch of the book Virtuous Cycles: The Singapore Public Service and National Development. The book also details challenges facing the Singapore civil service such as the ability to retain talent. It was commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as an outside-look-in at the Singapore public service story over the last 45 years. UNDP Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Mr Kamal Malhotra said the book's target audience is civil servants worldwide as it aims to draw out lessons that both developing and developed countries ...

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