Singapore ~ Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB)

  • Mon, 3 April 2023

Singapore ~ Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB)


The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), an independent agency, is responsible for the investigation and prevention of corruption in Singapore. It is the world’s oldest anti-corruption agency established in 1952 by the British colonial government.

As the sole agency in Singapore which investigates corruption offences, the CPIB is constantly striving to keep Singapore corruption-free and ensuring that offenders are brought to justice. The Bureau will remain resolute and committed to its mission, as it moves forward to face the complex challenges ahead.


To Combat Corruption through Swift and Sure, Firm but Fair Action.


A Leading Anti-Corruption Agency that upholds Integrity and Good Governance towards Achieving a Corruption-free Nation

Core Values: Integrity, Teamwork and Devotion to Duty

          The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), established in 1952, is one of the oldest anti-corruption agencies in the world. In Singapore, CPIB is the only agency authorised to investigate corruption offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1960 and other related offences. The CPIB is a government agency under the Prime Minister’s Office, operating with functional independence and is helmed by a director who reports to the Prime Minister.

            The Bureau’s mandate is to investigate into any act of corruption in the public and private sectors in Singapore, and in the course of doing so, any other offences under any written law. CPIB may, in the course of its investigations, come across cases which reveal corruption-prone areas or loopholes in procedures in government departments. Based on its findings, CPIB will review the department concerned, point out weaknesses and recommend changes in their procedures.

         The Bureau also leverages on public education and community outreach efforts to spread the anti-corruption message. It has a suite of initiatives to reach out to students, government agencies, businesses and the general public to educate them against corruption.

Source ==> Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau(CPIB)

Website Link  ==>  Singapore (CPIB)