Public Officers Have To Declare Their Visits To Casino

Tuesday, 13th August 2013

The Singapore Government is tightening rules on civil servants visiting casinos. Public officers who visit casinos in Singapore frequently or buy the annual casino entry levy will soon need to declare these actions. Recently, a former assistant director at the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), Edwin Yeo, was charged with criminal breach of trust involving S$1.7 million. Most of the money he allegedly misappropriated was used for gambling at the Marina Bay Sands Casino in Singapore. Currently, there is no blanket rule prohibiting public officers from visiting the casinos. he government expects officers and leaders of the Public Service to uphold the "core values of integrity, service and excellence, and to imbue these values in their officers".

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