Singapore mentality not the same as Malaysians It was reported that 800,000 of 2.1 million Malaysian civil servants moonlight to earn extra income. And they took on extra jobs like taxi drivers, cashiers, gardeners as well. And these less talented workers choose to do it the hard way instead of resorting to corruption. Corruption only happens in high places where people earn more than RM$5,00 pm, so the papers reported. Now this is very difficult to understand. In Singapore, the higher people are paid, the lesser they are corrupt. In Malaysia, it seems that the higher you pay them the more they are corrupt. It is indeed a big contradiction. Are we made differently?