Man Charged With Giving False Information To CPIB
On 8 April 2022, Foong Chang Sheng (“Foong”) (冯长胜, 43-year-old male Singaporean) an employee of Grocery Logistics of Singapore Pte Ltd (“GLS”) at the material time, was charged with knowingly causing to be given, and giving, false information under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
2. Foong was charged for knowingly giving to a Special Investigator of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (“CPIB”) false information on 10 November 2021, by falsely alleging that one Kelvin Tan, a Director of Lian Eng Hardware Pte Ltd (“Lian Eng”), had offered him gratification in the form of a commission amounting to 5% of Lian Eng’s quotation price for its proposed Pallet Checker System, in exchange for recommending Lian Eng’s proposal to GLS. Foong was also charged for knowingly causing such false information to be given to the CPIB on 25 October 2021. For his actions, Foong faces two charges punishable under Section 28 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
3. Singapore adopts a strict zero-tolerance approach towards corruption. Any person who is convicted of a corruption offence can be fined up to S$100,000 or sentenced to imprisonment of up to five years or to both. Any person who is convicted of an offence of knowingly giving false information under Section 28 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, can be fined up to S$10,000 or sentenced to imprisonment of up to one year or to both.
4. CPIB looks into all corruption-related complaints and reports, including anonymous ones, and can be reached via the following channels:
5. Where possible, the report should include the following information:
a) Where, when and how the alleged corrupt act happened?
b) Who was involved and what were their roles?
c) What was the bribe given and the favour shown?
CORRUPT PRACTICES INVESTIGATION BUREAU