3 good men to the rescue
This is the price for keeping quiet and not complaining and allowing corporate abuses to continue for so long. Now with people losing their nest eggs, 3 good men are appointed to clear the shit. Gerard Ee of NKF fame, Law Song Keng and Hwang Soo Jin were appointed as watchdogs in the finance industry. It could be worst! Now we have 3 knights to the rescue. Anyone still harping that Singaporeans should remain dumb and quiet and all things are in good hands? Why do we have CEOs, Chairmans and Board of Directors? Aren't they are the one responsible for good corporate governance, good business practices, good corporate citizens and good ethical practices? Apparently they have failed. Now instead of self regulations, they have succumbed to greed and allowed unethical business practices to go on under their watch. I personally have seen many such dubious conducts in practice and have fought a few cases. Corporate misconducts are rampant to say the least. And often they must have the go ahead from very high level, to protect bottom lines. Do we have to appoint committees to watch over the watchdogs? It would be ridiculous. The appointing of watchdogs is already ridiculous. Can't we depend on the honesty and righteousness of corporate bigwigs to do the honourable? Or in our long run towards economic progress we have appointed thieves and thugs to high places when common decency and morality have been thrown into the longkang? Bernie Sanders, a US Congressmen, was in the news last night commenting about the current US financial crisis and the bailout plan. He was angry that the US govt is putting money into the hands of people who created the mess. It was like appointing foxes to guard the hen house, so he said.