The political parallels to the NKF scandal
Some observers have sensed nervousness on the part of the government over the fallout from the scandal at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). One said to me that the expected general elections will not be called until the matter is put to bed. So far, he's been proven right, for while many expected elections in December, it hasn't come about.
I can see five aspects of the NKF scandal that parallels features of Singapore's political system, and now that the systemic failings of the NKF are being brought to public attention in such an ignominious fashion, they may cause longer-term complications for the ruling party. They are:
The use of defamation suits
Durai's high salary and perks
Incompetence in government
Oversight of executives
Dollars and cents as the criterion of success