Two Charged with Alleged Corruption for Advancing Business Interests
On 11 August 2021, two individuals were charged in Court for allegedly accepting bribes to advance the business interests of Intetech Solutions Pte Ltd (“Intetech”), an Information Technology (“IT”) enterprise solutions company. They are:
a) Kuik Kai Kun @ Nicholas (“Kuik”) ( 郭介君, 44-year-old male Singapore Citizen), IT Network Administrator of Bodynits International Pte Ltd (“Bodynits”) at the material time; and
b) Hoe Yue Guan @ Gavin (“Hoe”) (53-year-old male Singapore Citizen), IT Manager of Absolute Kinetics Consultancy Pte Ltd (“AKC”) at the material time.
2. Between June 2013 and April 2015, Kuik allegedly accepted gratification totalling S$3,625 from one Ace Lai Tze Mun (“Lai”), a Director of Intetech, as an inducement to continue advancing the business interests of Intetech with Bodynits. For his actions, Kuik faces five charges punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
3. Sometime in April 2015, Hoe allegedly accepted gratification of S$2,500 from Lai as an inducement to continue advancing the business interests of Intetech with AKC. For his acti, Hoe faces one charge punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
4. Lai had given bribes to a third individual, Chan Myae Naing Nyunt (“Chan”), who accepted the gratification from Lai. Both Lai and Chan have been charged and convicted for corruption offences in 2019 and 2018 respectively. Their respective conviction details are as follows:
a) Lai (黎哲敏, 39-year-old female Singapore Citizen), Director of Intetech at the material time, was convicted of corruptly giving bribes totalling about S$44,000 to four of Intetech’s clients as inducement for advancing Intetech’s business interests with them. She was sentenced to 15 weeks’ imprisonment in 2019 and has completed serving her sentence.
b) Chan (33-year-old male Myanmar national), an IT Executive of Food Junction Management Pte Ltd at the material time, was convicted of corruptly accepting bribes totalling S$13,579.10 from Lai. He was sentenced to 20 weeks’ imprisonment as well as a penalty of S$13,579.10 in 2018. Similarly, Chan has completed serving his sentence.
5. A fifth individual, Aw Hock Poh @ Alvin, had allegedly accepted gratification totalling S$23,000 from Lai as an inducement to continue advancing Intetech’s business interests. His case is currently before the Courts.
6. 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.
7. CPIB looks into all corruption complaints and reports, including anonymous ones, and can be reached via the following channels:
8. 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?
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