Singapore 'least bogged down in Asia by bureaucracy'

Singapore 'least bogged down in Asia by bureaucracy'
Singapore's civil service emerged tops in a survey of 12 Asian economies, for being least encumbered by red tape and concentration of power.

Despite recent high-profile corruption scandals involving public officers, Singapore chalked up its best showing in the five surveys done by the Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (Perc) since 1997. It scored 1.11 - out of the worst possible score of 10. This was a 66 per cent improvement from 16 years ago.

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