What A Pathetic Excuse

It has been announced that the current boards of directors of Keppel Corporation and its unit Keppel Offshore & Marine were NOT aware of the illegal bribes made to secure projects in Brazil.

What a pathetic statement! How toxic!

Do they expect to get away with such as excuse? How shameless have they become?

Now we know why SMRT is also harking back to the past, to deep seated cultural issues, to the previous CEOs. It’s the SAF culture, it’s the PAP culture, it’s now the GLC culture.

How easy it is to wash one’s hands clean! Only in Singapore!

School principals will say: No, no, it happened under the previous Principal, so the school is not responsible to the students and parents.

CEOs will say: I’m afraid it didn’t happen under my watch so the company cannot be responsible to the customers!

Just like Khaw Boon Wan always blaming his predecessors for the SMRT, the LRT, the whatever. Not wonder he still got full marks from the Prime Minister. It has become a way of life in Singapore.

 

Augustine Low

 

 

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38 Responses to “What A Pathetic Excuse”

  • PAP the Robber Barrons:

    Like Loong utilize Parliament to declare himself not guilty of charges laid upon him by LHY and LWL, we CAN CERTAINLY come to see Parliament of the PAP WILL DECLARE CORRUPTION IS LEGAL as long as PAP internalize it AMONG THEMSELVES.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Can we, at the private sectors, use the same pathetic excuses to clear our responsibility?

    What about when the PAP is voted out and investigation found our reserve is kosong, will Mdm President say she doesn’t know anything about the reserve as the previous presidents did not check and hand over to her?

    Scary!!??

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  • oxygen:

    HARAKIRI COW WILL SOON forget about its much-worshiped preaching of harakiri culture too.

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  • Bullshit:

    Better still, the school principal who spends all the money in the school fund before he leaves for posting to another school. He makes sure that he zerorises the account before leaving…….

    And the moe calls him a school leader!

    There is something quite not correct over the school culture!

    All bullshitting each other? This includes the school inspectors!

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  • oxygen:

    IS THE CURRENT KEPPEL CORP AND KOM under pressure from big foreign institutional shareholders to recover the massive fines of US$422 million paid to US Government via the exceptions to the Foss vs Harbottle corporate case law application?

    Why this sudden belated announcement for investor’s and public information – long after the implosion news of bribery scandal?

    Exactly on which particular date which the current board of directors first became aware of the scandal?

    Was there any change in the composition of BOD in both Keppel Corp and KOM at this defining moment cut off date (when both entity first became aware of the fact of bribery took place)?

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  • MarBowling:

    It’s good as saying that Mai Hum was NOT aware that his so-called talented wife HoLee Jinx has been playing with the keyboards all day/night LOONG, and oops the white monkey with the Extended Rude Middle Finger Great Picture was mistakenly sent to his dear sister, Dr LWL. An Honest mistake has been made. Case is closed and let’s move on. Big Nose Teo and 69.9% what do you think?

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  • N.Jungne:

    Act blurr lah,

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  • What’s happening?:

    Quote…….
    Now we know why SMRT is also harking back to the past, to deep seated cultural issues, to the previous CEOs.
    Unquote……
    Could the CEO issue a full explanation what he meant by the disturbing quite a mouthful confusing disclosure of “deep seated cultural issues”.
    Tongues are wagging and many wants to know what this is all about.
    What has “cultural issues” got to do with the operation of a train business..
    If it is “deep seated” it must have taken many years for it to be “deeply seated” and obviously rooted.
    How come it wasn’t detected?

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  • In Singapore:

    In Singapore legal system, claiming not aware is not a valid excuse. But I guess in US it’s allowed?

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  • pap selected INDIAN president:


    It has been announced that the current boards of directors of Keppel Corporation and its unit Keppel Offshore & Marine were NOT aware of the illegal bribes made to secure projects in Brazil.

    What a pathetic statement! How toxic!

    Do they expect to get away with such as excuse? How shameless have they become?

    1st, all such BS behaviour only happens with pap linked folks. NOT only pathetic and toxic. ALSO utterly shameless and sad too since we ranked over 150 for newspapers and shall go down from 7 to 150+ for corruption too.

    after all, when TOP is so crooked, how bottom can be straight? CANNOT.

    ic says INDIAN pap also can say malay. WHY not change ic from INDIAN to malay to avoid lying? because 70% so stupid not even need to do ic race change and can still select INDIAN as malay president that’s why.

    2nd, don’t know about corruption, 14 years no less, but know how to collect fees year in year out? just like pap ministers all ffffing useless but all know how to collect S$m. one pap Lj can even say every time he looks at his CPF statement he is on higher than drugs. WTF.

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    pap law always 2 interpretations. 1 interpretation is when own tribe is caught. THEN interpretation is always it is an honest mistake lets move on. THAT is why when pap wooden goh pap jiak liao bee pap clown lee were caught inside chengsan GRC all three were let go free of penalty because pap changed england definition inside is not within (200m). WTF.
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  • just1more:

    I am surprised that no visible action is taken by government to find out the truth behind this bribery case. For CEO and top executives to keep a blind eyes to the issue is ridiculous. $55 millions is not a small sum and someone must be authorized to spend in the first place? Who and what level was that person?

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  • HarderTruths:

    There is an unbreakable rule in pappy political life – make money for us and you will be protected. This is like the Mafia only thing Mafia are smart.

    So it never matters what business is conducted – if the lackeys are somehow caught red-handed they will be exonerated.

    Pappies think they are smart this way and as they are absolute rulers no one can touch them.

    Except that investors and real businessmen do not want to deal with crooks. Soon there will be no honest investments in $G or $G projects to speak of. Only crooks dealing with other crooks, But $G crooks are so stuid they will lose every time to those crook-masters in India and China.

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  • Boh Kia See:

    As directors they ought to know–so there is no excuse for not knowing.

    We are not dealing with small sums, these are huge sums of funds–so if they don’t know–you question as to whether they are doing their job. Yet, they are paid a pittance either. They ought to be ashamed of themselves if they say they don’t know.

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  • gone kaput:

    In not many words, Singapore is kaput under the current regime!!

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  • Maxchewy:

    Are we now all proud to be Singaporeans? Don’t look down on the Malaysians…..we are now sama-sama!
    MC
    8.1.18

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  • pap selected INDIAN president:


    School principals will say: No, no, it happened under the previous Principal, so the school is not responsible to the students and parents.

    CEOs will say: I’m afraid it didn’t happen under my watch so the company cannot be responsible to the customers!

    Just like Khaw Boon Wan always blaming his predecessors for the SMRT, the LRT, the whatever. Not wonder he still got full marks from the Prime Minister. It has become a way of life in Singapore.

    schools or CEOs all unaccountable for corruption. from whatever we can read from INTERNET news don’t we notice only those schools and those CEOs linked to pap such as KOM St Marine dare to corrupt so absolutely?

    pap says pay S$m and no corruption. TRUTH is, as seen in US$422m corruption fine for some 14 years of corruption, in actual fact more corruption and massive kind so we discover from INTERNET news.

    BY right, pap wooden goh pap jiak liao bee tan pap clown lee should have been brought to pap courts and in open hearing let citizens decide whether pap courts mickey moused or not mickey moused. so far since never has any of these 3 been brought to pap courts we doubt.

    BTW did KOM board collect board fees? if yes, all board members are culpable and must be jailed because they are guilty by omission or by commission. because there is consideration and so DON’T know is not an excuse. must be jailed including pap ex minister animal specialist who is chairman. PERIOD.

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  • Bapak:

    All these happen because the D1 is an idiotic fool. When one has no substance (backbone), he has to depend on all PLPs to support him. The Old Hack were lucky to have good men working under him. But this idiot has to let them do whatever they wants without interference. This is how this police state is run and its all started because of one idiotic fool.

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  • 龙门客栈:

    Board of directors jiak liow bee!

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  • Stinkapore:

    If this is South Korea, the enforcers and independent media would leave no stone unturned!

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  • MarBowling:

    This morning Heaven and the Barn Owl have shown hands to Mai Hum by lashing out massive flooding oops ponding in most part of SinKapore! They are issuing the 1st Karma Warning to Mai Hum NOT to bullshit his way with regard to the KOM Corruption case. If Mai Hum still insist to bulldoze his way, await for the 2nd and Final Karma to call on him and FAMILEE and Gang!

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  • UscratchMyBack...:

    Sending a bad signal to upright potential new prs or new citizens. The corrupt will be rejoicing…saying to themselves “got chance”. If the sg gov can get away with corruption, then i too can”.
    Folks, its oredi happening on a big scale.
    Im ashamed of the ppl who did this n brot shame to sg …but im most ashamed of our gov…who’s not taking action n acting blur..sickening.

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  • The Rot Started From The Top:

    This regime is just like a scamming organization, a party of crooks that cheat and telling lies to deceive, hides or twist facts, all for the sake of holding to power. The KOM corruption clearly proved the regime’s true crooked image and their criminal activities.

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  • LIONS:

    We have MEDIACOCK,now,there is KEPPEL COCK(corp)?!

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  • Ann:

    Gone case culture…. Tai chi until cows come home. PAP way of government. Sinkies buy it. Stupid like hell.

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  • Taleban:

    Who is the auditor?
    Why they did not uncover the slurry fund (S$55 million).
    If the auditor uncover the slurry fund, than who authorized the cover up?

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  • m k goh:

    Govt can’t prosecute any of the keppel Directors whether retired or current caused if the Directors started to spill the beans , imagine the serious Politcal repercussion on the PAP Govt. So it;s a case of you scratched my back, I scratched yours.

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  • Goh Chin Tong:

    So the previous board knew…. Nothing to do with current board? Lame! Hogwash!

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  • What repercussions?:

    Name already so STINK. Still got repercussion?

    m k goh:
    Govt can’t prosecute any of the keppel Directors whether retired or current caused if the Directors started to spill the beans , imagine the serious Politcal repercussion on the PAP Govt. So it;s a case of you scratched my back, I scratched yours.

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  • Gandoox:

    see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

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  • Rotten Loong:

    Rotten Loong allowed them to scratch his back and then reciprocate in return. Lee Kuan Yew would not allow this to happen. Lee Kuan Yew rejected bribe of $3.3 million (equivalent of $25 million today). So he can sack anyone without fear of repercussion.

    m k goh:
    Govt can’t prosecute any of the keppel Directors whether retired or current caused if the Directors started to spill the beans , imagine the serious Politcal repercussion on the PAP Govt. So it;s a case of you scratched my back, I scratched yours.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    m k goh:
    Govt can’t prosecute any of the keppel Directors whether retired or current caused if the Directors started to spill the beans , imagine the serious Politcal repercussion on the PAP Govt. So it;s a case of you scratched my back, I scratched yours.

    This is not scratching each other back. It is wiping each other ass to cover the stink!!

    The only way to cover the smell is to flush the PAP down the toilet!

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  • Graceful Fuk Intimidations:

    Smart people around the world knows what’s likely to be going on.

    Naive people aplenty. These will just believe everything they say, hook line sinker.

    So , I believe even some pinkie dotters beginning to lose confidence in them seeing how they act blur on such a world biggest case of corruption fined by the USA court.

    Yes, they can say anything they want. But they only reaffirms what the smart people already suspected.

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  • Heartbeats:

    Company supervisory Board pay high salary to attract top talents in industry for CEO running companies. Companies can’t perform fire CEO and leadership. For supervisory role, chairman usually are paid less than CEO to answerable to shareholders who can appoint or question them yearly at AGM.

    Singapore inc like to copy idea of top dollars for talents.. we’re already paying top dollars for supervisory board like governments statutory boards and ministries, even though we know they are just supervisory ..

    For CEO position, instead of appointing one and be responsible and stand by the decison and fulfil their responsibility as board, we like people to ‘volunteers’ (for SMRT) and then pay them top industry too talent Fees . When volunteered talents can’t perform, the supervisory board call in their own people to help .. really full of kampung spirit !

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  • rukidding:

    Miss Indralee said….here only fine $100k at most.??? The “culprits” now being fined $400million …so already being “punished” heavily liow ????

    Wah lau…what “logic” is she talking? Kong Si Mi ????

    Shouldn’t we be taking about “creating more teeth biting” homeland law….. to punished those culprits …like throwing them into our local prison for the next 30 rs or more to SET AN EXAMPLE ????

    What the heck of a joke when all she is talking and comparing about is $100k vs $422million ??? ( of other’s people $$$ )( nothing about those culprits )

    This place,…Liow already,…when your Leeders are “sending the wrong message” ALL THE TIME !!!

    Once in 50 years flood ???

    No Blame culture ????

    CEO Smrt already doing his best ????

    Wah Lau ????

    Seems More like “scratching each other’s back” ???

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  • Nothing we can Do :(:

    Guys and Gals,

    Whatever the extent of corruption, there is nothing we can do about it because almost everyone is AFRAID , some feel Intimidated, some ownself-frighten-ownself, some worry for their children future if talk too much, some are simply Kia Si.

    So, no matter how much the rot, we can not do anything. USELess. Yes, we are USEless in every sense of the word and you cannot debunk this.

    ONLY External Forces can bring them down.

    Eg. of External forces that has effect :

    1. Amos. USA Court concluded there was PERSECUTION.
    2. This Corruption case given free to us by External forces.
    External Forces are above the control of the longan. USA court sentenced and fined and deemed there was corruption by Singapore company linked to garmin.

    3. China Slap.

    Etc.

    Public infra failures cannot be covered up. This is Internal Forces compliment of Act of God.

    PWP is jia liao Bee. Its not an internal force. Its a liability. It perpetuates their rule.

    Conclusion : You all mati. All will be sinking and there is nothing you can do about it.
    4.

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  • My Sperm hit the cornice:

    Stinkapore:
    If this is South Korea, the enforcers and independent media would leave no stone unturned!

    But singaporeans are AFRAID.
    And they are the ones keep pay and pay them to ensure they continue to publish their feel good news.

    You, Singaporeans, are part of the problem. To you, everything is Boh Bian aka No Choice, No Solution. Lack Intelligence. Top in maths and science. Where is you best in the world inventions in engineering? Academic mismatch with real world performance?

    I sending my kids overseas for education.

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  • Lawyers good humans?:

    Well-educated FOOLS! Good morning!

    Guess the LOSSES and Fines will impact who?

    Its You, Stupid scholars!

    Your COWARDICE does not make you immune to the impact.

    Cowards become Extinct.

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  • OMG!!!!:

    In non government organizations, if the board of directors are NOT AWARE of the case, they are also responsible for the fault……what the f***ing excuse…..

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