MP's and senior government officials should be held to the highest standards of honesty. Disciplinary proceedings should be free from political interference. Parliamentary ethics should be enforced by an independent judiciary panel. There should be no possibility of a corrupt official simply being redeployed by their party. Corruption should be grounds for instant dismissal and permanent unfitness to hold public office. Company directors can be declared unfit for various reasons in terms of the companies act, why not hold government officials to a similarly strict standard?
SOE's should ideally all be privatised; government have no business being involved in any area which can be more efficiently provided by the private sector. Since that is not likely to happen anytime soon appointments at SOE's should be done strictly on merit and I agree with having a joint panel of industry experts and MP's doing the interviews.