Does the public trust the institutions of defence and security to tackle the issue of bribery and corruption in their establishments?
Singapore score: NS/100
The public view the defence establishment as entirely indifferent to corruption within it, or as clearly corrupt, without the political will to tackle the problem.
The public view is that bribery and corruption are not, according to official rhetoric, acceptable to the defence establishment, but there is a widely-held belief that this is just that: rhetoric, and not seriously intended.
The public view is that bribery and corruption, though not acceptable to the defence establishment, is insufficiently addressed by the measures in place to tackle the problem.
This indicator is not scored. Please discuss conditions in the country context related to good practice (Score 4).
The public view is that there is a clear commitment from the defence establishment that bribery and corruption are not acceptable and must be prosecuted, and that their efforts to tackle the problem are sincere and effective.
This indicator is not assigned a score in the GDI.
There are no known surveys that record public opinion towards corruption in defence, although it can be inferred that confidence in the Singapore government’s ability to stem corruption and its ability/willingness to address contingencies as they arise in its various ministries and statutory boards is substantial. For example, Singapore ranks highly in independent domestic and international surveys. Singapore was placed 3rd in Transparency International’s 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index with a score of 85/100 . Public trust in Singapore’s defence institutions appears to be high, which has translated into general support for conscription and Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) activities .
1. “Corruption Perceptions Index 2018: Singapore,” Transparency International, accessed 28 July 2019, https://www.transparency.org/en/countries/singapore.
2. Charmaine Ng, “Trust needed for society to function, says Ng Eng Hen,” The Straits Times, 23 August 2019, accessed 7 December 2019, https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/trust-needed-for-society-to-function-says-ng-eng-hen.
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