The only way to kill corruption is to cut the snake off at the head

31 March 2024 - 00:00

Lee Kuan Yew, the no-nonsense founding father of modern Singapore, was once asked how the now prosperous city-state, which during the colonial era was perhaps one of most corrupt in Southeast Asia, was able to turn the tables on the scourge. It was, he said, about unwavering political commitment and leadership. You start at the top and go after the big fish...

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