Singapore civil servants to be required to declare visits

 

Teo Chee Hean, deputy prime minister and minister for the civil service, said that civil servants who buy annual passes for either of Singapore’s casinos or visit them frequently will be required to declare such visits. Teo said officials are “concerned about [a] recent spate of cases involving public officers,” as they could “undermine public confidence”.

Last month, Edwin Yeo, an assistant director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, was charged with 21 counts relating to allegations he misappropriated S$1.7 million ($1.3 million) of the agency’s money and spent a chunk of it to gamble at the Marina Bay Sands casino. The head of the agency was replaced last week.