Singapore’s Old Hill Street Police Station, which housed the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, also known as the Graftbusters, from 1984 to 1998, is now a social media photo hotspot. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
Singapore’s Old Hill Street Police Station, which housed the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, also known as the Graftbusters, from 1984 to 1998, is now a social media photo hotspot. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
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How Singapore got rid of corruption and cleaned up its act, illustrated step by step on the Graftbusters’ Trail

  • Singapore ranks joint fourth on an index of the perceived honesty of its institutions but before the 1950s, corruption was not just common but widely accepted
  • Walking the Graftbusters’ Trail helps explain how the city’s Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau fearlessly went after police and government ministers

Singapore’s Old Hill Street Police Station, which housed the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, also known as the Graftbusters, from 1984 to 1998, is now a social media photo hotspot. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
Singapore’s Old Hill Street Police Station, which housed the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, also known as the Graftbusters, from 1984 to 1998, is now a social media photo hotspot. Photo: Ronan O’Connell
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