• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

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

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

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.

Middle

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.

Conclusion

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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Politics section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Politics essays

  1. Critically evaluate the case the Yeltsin administration made for the use of force in ...

    and Russia wanted this returned to how it was. The basis of this argument was the new Constitution, adopted in 1993, stated that it was against the law for any state to claim independence from the federation. Russia claimed Chechnya was included in this and Yeltsin in his address to

  2. Power tends to corrupt and absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely. Why do liberals ...

    The focus of liberalism if the individual. According to Mill individuals have a right to be secure in their life, liberty, and property These rights are not granted by government or by society; they are inherent in the nature of human beings. During this some freedoms will be given up in order to obtain different rights.

  1. Asian Values in Singaporean Perspective.

    This seems to show that Singapore is indeed developing its own identity but one that is more based on those despised Western cultural elements. In 2002 Ooi Giok Ling, Tan Ern Ser and Soh Kay Cheng from the Institute of Policy Studies conducted the most comprehensive study in order to determine the question of national identity.

  2. Apartheid - source related study.

    held the majority of the votes meaning also that the united party had the higher percentage of votes! However because of the clause in the 'constitution of 1910 that had given rural areas a larger weighting' resulting in Malan winning a greater number of parliamentary seats because most of his support came from the countryside.

  1. Wello Famine Case Study.

    global warming}, then why has Ethiopia been through the disaster of a famine not once, not twice but thrice in the past three decades. Various studies and researches have revealed that there were various political as well as social factors that were responsible for these famines.

  2. COMBATING CORRUPTION IN BANGLADESH: SOME STRATEGIES

    Effective anticorruption strategies need to be tailored to the social environment in which corruption occurs. As a result of this variety in patterns of corruption, there are problems in evaluating the current diversity of corruption and anti-corruption efforts; many advocate a single universal strategy to fight corruption.

  1. How successful was Peel's 'Great Ministry' of 1841-46

    Peel felt that there should be freedom for people to work as long as THEY want. Peel agreed a compromise with Ashley allowing women's hours to be cut down. Peel also made some financial reforms in his 'Great ministry'. The country was in a poor economic state and harvest had also been pretty poor recently.

  2. The Mexican Economy

    When the Native Americans revolted, they were sold into peonage. Discontent, anger and a spirit of revolt continued to grow throughout Mexico. Madero was elected president in 1911, but was not forceful enough to end the political strife. Other rebel leaders, particularly Emiliano Zapata and Francisco (Pancho)

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work