MNCs should be allowed to ‘legally’ pay bribes?

The 150+ ranking MSM has just published an interesting forum letter by a certain “Francis Cheng”, arguing for MNCs to be allowed to pay bribes in other countries else foreign competitors will gain an unfair advantage.

Going by Francis’s logic, MNCs should be allowed to legally bribe (in Singapore Laws) foreign diplomats, businessmen, etc. So that MNCs would not be put an a disadvantage when dealing in countries where such bribery is a “norm”.

By an extreme extention of that perverted logic, MNCs should presumably also be allowed to provide underage child prostitutes or slave labour to these foreign businesses as long as MNCs can secure a multi-million dollar deal.

Never mind that bribery although is the norm in certain countries, is still illegal and punishable under the law, both in Singapore and these countries.

Never mind that if caught, the person in charge of could face lengthly jail time or be marched in front of a firing squad (eg: China has death penalty for extreme corruption)..

So it is perfectly alright, in Francis’s opinion to bend or ignore applicable laws – as long as in so doing, it will gain millions in income for the ruling party to plug the rumored gigantic hole which a certain high-flying female gambler has dug.

In the event that an MNC is caught as in the case of Keppel O&M, just issue a “stern warning” and throw a few low-ranked directors in front of the firing squad and we can all go home and have kinky sex with our sex slaves (by then it would be legal to own), pretending that everything is alright.

Hopefully Francis was high on Viagra when penning the letter or else Singapore is really doomed with such talent, if he ever gets to head a Ministry or the ruling party swallows his suggestion.

What do you think?

 

 

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38 Responses to “MNCs should be allowed to ‘legally’ pay bribes?”

  • NotMyProblem:

    This Francis Cheng must be smoking something that makes him loses all senses. Or he worshiped PAP so much that his brain was not thinking well.

    In the ’60s and ’70s, we didn’t heard any such corruption in dealing with foreign countries, we had a lot investment inside and outside Singapore. Our foreign investments based on the Singapore brand, integrity, honesty and hardworking people.

    Why do we need to be so corrupted to do business now? This is because our whole system, under the PAP, is now totally corrupted. Bribery and corruption is acceptable!! Paying $55M in bribery without the knowledge of the CEO, can you believe it???

    Just to remind the 70%; you are not 3-year old kids and this money comes from you!!!

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  • N.Jungne:

    Wah!! This is called “thinking out of the box” Brilliant, have a condom to good together

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  • Bapak:

    This Francis Cheng either he is a 1st class ball-carrier or a dafter-than-daft daft. Come one day his daughter got rape by the MIW, let see if he would write such letter that elites are allowed to rape girls.

    Another rubbish by the Shit Times. Why there are still dafts who pay them to read rubbish. Stupidity really has no cure.

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  • 陈大婶:

    Francis的亲人应该是在keppel上班吧 ? 你还天真。

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  • Khawk Peh Ling:

    I expected someone PLP will write something like this and this kind of article will get published.

    Some apologists will try to score point by softening the impact of corruption case by psychoing people to make this corruption look like its the right thing to do.

    Maybe we should have 2 set of laws. One for elites and one for the 99% ?

    We can give the excuse that without a second set of laws for Elites, the country would collapse and Corruption money paid in other country is not singapore jurisdiction and so its perfectly legal.

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  • I'm Halimah also Jiak Liao bee:

    To have the 150+ ranked Shit Times publishing such shitty opinion says a lot about their editorial pieces.
    Or is the Forum Editor trying to paint a better picture of the KOM bribe scandal and legitimize their illegal act ???
    Any wonder people are using the Shit Times for their puppy poo and nothing else ???

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  • Submissive Ignorant Grads:

    Its as Lame an excuse as saying because Smokers have the Right to Smoke and Thus They have the right to poison non-smokers with their 2nd hand smoke , proven scientifically to be a real cause of many diseases.

    By the way, Cigarettes should be taxed more before raising the daily necessities tariffs like electricity and water. So many new and young smokers exist in singapore , yet the tax is not high enough to curb it. So, the items that need to raise tax further aren not done but the daily neccessities like electricity and water are taxed so extremely much within such a small few months. Total combined electricity tariffs within one of two years is almost 40%. But they did it in a smart way, into “instalments”. The peasants are so naive and gullible. Education hub ? ?? Dun make me laugh!

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  • pap selected INDIAN president:

    pap is failing because of lack of integrity.

    when caught pap comes out with 2 sets of legal interpretations. one for own connected. the other for unconnected.

    when wooden goh jiak liao bee tan clown lee all three were caught in cheng san grc polling station breaking pap law, pap sets own free by coming out with new england, INSIDE is not within 200m.

    INSIDE is not within 200m? if the folks breaking the law are not pap wooden goh pap jiak liao bee tan pap clown lee BUT WP or SDP, is the same lenient legal interpretation application to these WP or SDP folks? surely not.

    THIS lack of integrity by pap sets the tone for its own. THAT it is okay to do things suka suka as no need to be accountable. SINCE top has shown that when caught ownself can interprete ownself into freedom. worse comes to worst, can even abuse parleement to declare okay. WTF.

    when clown lee justified reserved PE for malay, some mumbo jumbo about agc consultation. when caught, ownself help ownself came into play. long nose pinocchio stood up to defend. when failed, bugs bunny kee chiu stood up to defend. when failed again, forked tongued s*ake mugam stood up to defend. this last s*ake mugam threw so much smoke until today nobody is clear what he is saying other than the question about agc consultation question remains unanswered. this type of low based integrity how not to rot?

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Singapore ic lists race. some even lists blood type. so if ic lists INDIAN, the person is malay? then why not just list INDIAN and solve all the problem? why list INDIAN and then declare malay? liars. that is why.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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  • Selfish Sinkie Syndrome:

    Everything nowadays is peverted here in Sinkiepore. TanKL is right when he says Sinkiepore is Doomed.

    I never bother to read MSM news, but if true, this Francis chap might as well be saying it is ok for his Mom to sell her body as bribes for rich men too.

    This type of person will justify anything under the Sun, on the pretext that some other moms out there has has sold her body for material gains….so therefore, his own Mom is justified to do so, otherwise the “competitors” out there will gain an unfair advantage??

    When the LEEgime and her cronies now distort Truth and twist and turn until Black turns into White and Wrong ways is presented as right ways, then it is over for Sinkiepore. Really Sinking to new depths everyday.

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  • John Richards:

    That Francis bugger is obviously a PAP crony. Probably told to write that letter so that the PAP can say something like ‘when in Rome, do as the Romans do.’ They are looking for reasons to justify their dastardly deeds.

    Here’s one idea for Francis: why not set up a brothel with male prostitutes to service the gay community? You can get the license by bribing corrupt police officials and civil servants. As long as the Government gets a slice of this flesh trade every month, all should be well. So Francis, quick get to work on this before some other PAP greedy bast**d picks up on it.

    How about getting in on the drug trade while you’re at it? Perhaps put one of your family members in charge of that. That’s how the PAP does it through their Stat Boards and GLCs. Just follow the well-trodden path the PAP has laid before you. Make sure all your paperwork is in order so that denials (if necessary) can be made with a clear white conscience.

    And if you’re really the ‘thinking big’ type, convince your PAP pals to set up a new Ministry. Perhaps you could call it the Ministry of Legally Corrupt Practices. You could get yourself appointed as the first Minister of Legally Corrupt Practices. Don’t like that name? How about Ministry of Phey Yew Kok. It could even set a precedent for the naming of future Ministries.

    This government can be quite brilliant when they put their heads together. They can turn a flood into a pond. Doubt if Moses could have achieved that when the Israelites came to the Red Sea.

    They call an Indian a Malay. Even the Jews could not do anything like that to avoid being detained by Hitler’s minions.

    They convince you to buy a HDB flat but quietly call you a lessee in the contract you sign. Say what!

    They can predict that you’ll live till your 95 years old. Nostradamus could have learned something from them.

    They have a way of making sure multi million dollar security cameras don’t function when a high security prisoner escapes. The Hobbit Minister is not to blame.

    Anybody out there know when the next PAP recruitment drive begins?

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  • oxygen:

    BY FRANCIS CHENG’s imperative, PAPpys can also give and receive bribes, engage in slave trading, solicit for prostitution, assassinate those whom they do not agree (making their life uncomfortable in this dissension), or those peasants who do not belong to his race or religious, political preference?

    This is GUTTER NONSENSE of law – nobody will respect the law thereafter. Society will generate into chaos and violence to get what they want. Do they then allow peasants to own guns for self-protection then?

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  • another running dog!:

    Sounds very much like a running puppy barking to show to his masters that his logic is sound and the MSM will further add in spices and pepper to boost up this stupid logic!!

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  • Bapak:

    This bugger might as well go tell his D1 master to close down CPIB!

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  • HarderTruths:

    The pappies forget (or don’t care) that the reason why $G succeeded was its law order and above-board clean government. This was the reason why investors and trade partners came to $G in the past. Trust was a key to $G’s success.

    Remove honesty and integrity from the government and see how far this tiny island is able to continue with trade and/or investments. $G will become Zimbabwe overnight.

    I honestly do not know what to say about these fools.

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  • Ghost Writer:

    From the horse’s mouth, “上梁不正下梁歪”。when poking at the 1MDB’s scandal.

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  • Ghost Writers revived:

    The P.A.P. of today is a disgrace to the pioneer generation’s government and setting a bad example to the younger generations of Singapore!
    What with the Hoo Haa and hype recently of the CPIB.

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  • Tell me more I'm Blackmore:

    What did Madam President says? What did the Law Minister says?

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  • Hdbdhfif:

    If they receive bribe money but never ask to do illegal things then why not? When get caught just pay fine, get warning and don’t need to go jail if the gov is kind enough. This also shiok as you get to enjoy first, then just get away with fine and warning haha

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  • More will be exposed:

    Its oredi happening Leegally..only this Keppel case got leaked out. How many more ran its course?
    now when i hear or read news of SG being 1st or best in the world for this or that, i’d going to be totally skeptical..not elated. Who knows, eh???

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  • Say what?!:

    SG’s 1st gen leaders would be turning in their graves…

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  • TUCK WAN:

    How many cases like this not
    exposed ? Law Minster sleeping?
    CPIB Sleeping? Board of Directors
    Sleeping? Chairman Sleeping but recieving fees?

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  • The Great Wayang:

    Bapak:
    This bugger might as well go tell his D1 master to close down CPIB!

    Anyway CPIB has been a great wayang tool for the familee.
    It’s existence makes no difference.
    This country is evermore corrupted than it used to be under the clown.

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  • white doggies will help:

    //when caught pap comes out with 2 sets of legal interpretations. one for own connected. the other for unconnected.//

    that’s why the white idiots always look untainted and look like white champions. and their white doggies will help to spread the propaganda that the oppo is inexperienced or there are no strong oppo. and daft sinkies are daftly sucked into the whole white idiotic scheme of wayang and roti-prata.

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  • white idiotic donkey years:

    //I expected someone PLP will write something like this and this kind of article will get published//

    in sinkie land’s 151th environment, sure enough some white idiotic plp article in the 151th media to downplay and excuse the damaging act – that’s how daft sinkie minds (& expectation) have been moulded and brainwashed by the white idiotic gang – and this has been going on for many white idiotic donkey years.

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  • TUCK WAN:

    Hello fellow Singaporeans – JUST WOKE UP ?

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  • nihon:

    alamak, not surprised lah, these papigs running dogs including those who wear white are black inside.

    sg already has 2 legalised casinos and many legalised brothels. francis cheng is a total disgrace to himself.

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  • omnitaufoo:

    Shitty government, shitty Times!

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  • Almost Doomed:

    SPH forums are full of disguised pap moles.

    There is no bottom of that barrel for these morons even encouraging blatant corruption.

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  • Pinky Follow International Law:

    Pinky got the cheek to lecture China to follow International Law when occupying the two islands in the South China Seas.

    Why doesn’t he follow International Law when doing International Trade ?

    One set of rule for others and one set of rules for himself.

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  • Not Really:

    This sort of behaviour is not as uncommon as the Press makes it out to be.

    It is a bit like how it works in the army – you can do anything you like, just don’t get caught.

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  • IndraLee KuKu:

    Pinky Follow International Law:
    Pinky got the cheek to lecture China to follow International Law when occupying the two islands in the South China Seas.

    Why doesn’t he follow International Law when doing International Trade ?

    One set of rule for others and one set of rules for himself.

    Corruption should be allowed in countries where corruption is a important way of doing business just like how CRONYISM is a major element in Singapore.

    We must accept this hard truth.

    Corruption is done to respect the country where deals are made.
    It’s a selfless act to honor the host country.
    When in Rome, do as Romans do. But no anal please.

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  • patriot of Temesak:

    TUCK WAN:
    How many cases like this not
    exposed ? Law Minster sleeping?
    CPIB Sleeping? Board of Directors
    Sleeping? Chairman Sleeping but recieving fees?

    Let us as Patriots put this STRAIGHT on the line….These new leaders are a bunch of opportunists never having experience hardship or lifestyle of a 3rd world…what more the millennials or strawberries…Money$$$ and the nmore the merrier is the NORM…should a Crisis strike!!! they will run helter-skelter instead of BUCKLING DOWN as the Founding Generation did…

    With HUMONGOUS salaries & 8 months KPI…what would they KNOW about crisis management???

    Run for the Hills or take the 1st flight out if ENOUGH had been Syphon or Stashed in Foreign Soil!!!

    That is the Real TRUTH!!!

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  • CB IndraLEE:

    You can. But dun ever call yourself whiter than white anymore.

    If I hear something fishy , I’LL GET UP!
    Ya, sure, you son of a b*t*h!

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  • More not known skeletons?:

    They haven’t explore the Myanmar connections yet!
    Where to start?
    Anybody, any leads?

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  • Progressive Is The Way:

    “Today capitalism has outlived its usefulness.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Interesting!:

    The rising global tide against bribery Vikram Khanna, The Straits Times 17/01/2018

    LAWS WITH GLOBAL REACH

    So they lobbied, successfully, for all of the members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to join an anti-bribery convention, which was formed in 1997. Since then, all OECD countries have applied the same criminal standards to the bribing of foreign public officials.

    Over the years, some non-OECD countries also joined in, including Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Costa Rica, Russia and South Africa – although not yet SINGAPORE. So far, 43 countries have joined the convention. China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Peru have participated as observers.

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  • l'ingenieur:

    John Richards:
    That Francis bugger is obviously a PAP crony. Probably told to write that letter so that the PAP can say something like ‘when in Rome, do as the Romans do.’ They are looking for reasons to justify their dastardly deeds.

    Here’s one idea for Francis: why not set up a brothel with male prostitutes to service the gay community? You can get the license by bribing corrupt police officials and civil servants. As long as the Government gets a slice of this flesh trade every month, all should be well. So Francis, quick get to work on this before some other PAP greedy bas***d picks up on it.

    How about getting in on the drug trade while you’re at it? Perhaps put one of your family members in charge of that. That’s how the PAP does it through their Stat Boards and GLCs. Just follow the well-trodden path the PAP has laid before you. Make sure all your paperwork is in order so that denials (if necessary) can be made with a clear white conscience.

    And if you’re really the ‘thinking big’ type, convince your PAP pals to set up a new Ministry. Perhaps you could call it the Ministry of Legally Corrupt Practices. You could get yourself appointed as the first Minister of Legally Corrupt Practices. Don’t like that name? How about Ministry of Phey Yew Kok. It could even set a precedent for the naming of future Ministries.

    This government can be quite brilliant when they put their heads together. They can turn a flood into a pond. Doubt if Moses could have achieved that when the Israelites came to the Red Sea.

    They call an Indian a Malay. Even the Jews could not do anything like that to avoid being detained by Hitler’s minions.

    They convince you to buy a HDB flat but quietly call you a lessee in the contract you sign. Say what!

    They can predict that you’ll live till your 95 years old. Nostradamus could have learned something from them.

    They have a way of making sure multi million dollar security cameras don’t function when a high security prisoner escapes. The Hobbit Minister is not to blame.

    Anybody out there know when the next PAP recruitment drive begins?

    Actually, “when in Rome do as the Romans do” is the endgame in internal compliance of MNCs. As a lower ranked employee, your duty is to declare to compliance officers. As long as this knowledge is documented and no further action is taken by higher ups, it is fully compliant. e.g. if the sheikh gives a sales executive a Rolex, the latter just need to declare it to internal compliance, pay the incident taxes when crossing the border, and hang it up in the office lobby, and all is good. Internally.

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  • disGraceFUlee fiacked:

    If MNC can say that Corruption is a necessary part of the game of business, then lets officially declare Corruption as legal, to be Fair.

    Law is written by a few humans. Its Rule Based. Technically, Anything
    can be made Legal even if its IMMORAL, by that i don’t mean Beastiliaty or Incest. I mean its already a fact, Gambling is Legal if you gamble at designated places. Postitution is also Legal likewise. They can even say Boh Bian, and find some excuse to allow it. Eg. If dun allow it , more will rape.

    So, LEGALITY is not MORALITY.

    This is the undebunkable truth.

    Its sometimes a means to an end.
    The 1% rich controls close to 90% of the world. They set the rules in their favor.

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