11/25/2007

The crumbling facade of integrity and infallibility

After the NKF, when prominent Singaporeans that were even hosted and feasted in all the high places by the Singapore Who's Who fell into ill repute, we thought it was only a bizarre anomaly. People tend to be very forgiving and life goes on. Then another couple of CEOs of charitable organisations fell foul of the law. One, a full time employee even absconded. Still the people believe that everything is alright. A few bad hats should not blacken the whole community of people held in high esteem. And charitable organisations continued with their fund raising as if nothing had happened. The tooth or the truth will prevail and all honest men will rise to the occasion. Is it? Is this the end or the beginning of more embarrassing tales waiting to be exposed?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Besides Charitable Organisations, one also sense that the once honourable profession of Law is also succumbing to the same facade of integrity and infallibility. Spate of crooked practitioners on the rise - inflation of stamp duty to cheat clients, absconding with clients' monies, unprofessional conduct (Jonathan Lock case, Car-park clamping case)...God knows how many remains unreported in the media. Perversly enough, nothing tangible appears to be done to rectify situation, only stern speeches accompanied by the usual excuse that these only belong to insignificant minority.

redbean said...

what we need is tough measures and accountability. those who flout the law must be dealt with accordingly and should not be praised because they are talents in their own ways.

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