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Lwe case study questions - Whether to charge the corrupt official.

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a) Whether to charge the corrupt official No, this is non- negotiable. The integrity of the government official is strictly non-negotiable. As from the Prime Minister point of view although removing the unpopular move will be unpopular, the reputation for incorruptibility would be destroyed. As the Minister for Defence have expressed our country was built on the principals of incorruption, no matter the circumstances, no exception can be made. Closing an eye to the corruption case and allowing Mrs Chye Soon Boh to continue serving in the government will question the integrity of the government. This may have some detrimental effects. For example it distorts the accepted and cherished values, particularly achievement orientedness and diligence. It also undermines the fairness and stability in government and society. Furthermore if for instance the government really allows Mrs Chye Soon Boh to continue her service and the public finds out, the citizens would start to question the reliability of the current ruling party and this might not be too good in the following elections. A corruption free environment will provide a source of competitive advantage. Since no investor will get the upper hand by means of bribing but of honest government representatives with high integrity. ...read more.

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In total the government will have $1.5 billion dollars at their disposal. $ 1 billion from the increase in GST and the extra $0.5 billion from government revenue. From my perceptive, I feel that emphasis should be on retraining and education to prepare the people for the new economy so as to remain relevant and competitive. Thus the request from the minister of manpower for a $0.5 billion grant for retraining programmes will be approved. Retraining is a top priority. Re-training and skills upgrading is needed to meet the demands of critical sectors and cannot be over emphasized. For knowledge based professionals, retraining though lifelong learning is important to enhance their competencies and employability. Thus, government must ensure that sufficient financial are channelled to the development of manpower skills. Furthermore as highlighted by the Minister for Community Development, retraining will help people to escape from poverty. This is possible, as retraining people who are unemployed will provide with the necessary skills for available jobs. Furthermore retraining would result in a more skilled workforce is would be a plus point in attracting MNCs to invest in Singapore. Similarly the $0.5 billion addition requested by the Minister of education will be granted in full. ...read more.

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Information and Arts do provide revenue for the government by attracting tourism and foreign talent who are interested in the country's arts scene. Furthermore from the Minister of Education point of view, a vibrant arts scene adds to the educational experience of the pupils. Therefore, the additional $100 million is to provide a foundation to establish the arts scene in Singapore. Further develop would have to be put on hold until the government has the adequate resources to provide financial help. However before this would happen, public as well as private sections in the Information and Arts can brainstorm creative ideas to promote the arts scene in the country without or little financial assistance from the government. Overall the total additional expenditure for the government would be $1.5 billion dollars. This is equal with the remaining government revenue, which is also $1.5 billion dollars; $1 billion coming from the one percentage point increase in GST and the other $0.5 billion form existing revenue. There would thus be a balanced budget as expenditure and revenue is equal. This would thus prevent a situation from happening whereby the government' expenditure surpasses the revenue which would result in inflation and the citizens with lower income being effected the worst. ...read more.

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