The CPIB has produced this useful and interesting publication which explains how, starting with a trivial $1 bribe, the effects can be far-reaching and if allowed to fester, corruption can become entrenched. Eventually, it can evolve to become the norm, where nothing in the Singapore machinery moves without a bribe. Such a reputation can directly impact you, it says, asks one to imagine applying for a place in a foreign university with a local diploma. How much trust could others place in anything coming out of Singapore?
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