12 Charged for Corruption Offences

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12 Charged for Corruption Offences
 

         It is illegal to accept gratification for favours in business dealings. Employees should never accept bribes in return for advancing the business interests of others. 

2       Between 17 December 2019 and 6 February 2020, 12 individuals were charged in Court for accepting gratification from staff of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd (TAC) in return for advancing TAC’s business interests with their principals. At the material time, these individuals were employees of managing agent firms or contractors of companies engaged to do facilities management work for various properties. 21 other involved persons have been prosecuted earlier. These include the director and employees of TAC.

3       The 12 individuals were charged with the following offences:

          a) Thong Ching Boon (汤清文), 38-year-old male Singaporean

 i. 10 counts of corruptly accepting gratification, totalling around $107,910, from staff of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd, as rewards for advancing the business interests of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd with Orchard 290 Ltd, offences punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (Chapter 241).

          b) Mohd Yusoff Bin Alias, 52-year-old male Singaporean

 i. 33 counts of corruptly accepting gratification, totalling $25,920, from staff of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd, as inducement for advancing the business interests of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd and its related companies (such as Proseal Waterproofing Specialist, Proseal Engineering and Contracts, Total Access Construction and TAC Waterproofing Specialist) with Management Corporation Strata Title Nos. 2477, 1696, 2483, 2410, 0417, 2802, 2019, 1532, 3218, 0817 and 1800, offences punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (Chapter 241).

          c) Charn Han Hoe (田漢河), 63-year-old male Singaporean

i. 8 counts of corruptly accepting gratification, totalling around $24,400, from staff of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd, as rewards for advancing the business interests of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd and its related companies (such as Proseal Waterproofing Specialist, Total Access Construction and TAC Waterproofing Specialist) with Management Corporation Strata Title Nos. 1838, 2338 and 2330, offences punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (Chapter 241).

          d) Lim Siang Heng (林祥兴), 45-year-old male Singaporean

i. 11 counts of corruptly accepting gratification, totalling around $18,160, from staff of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd as inducement for advancing the business interests of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd and its related companies (such as Total Access Construction and TAC Waterproofing Specialist) with Management Corporation Strata Title Nos. 2112, 2874, 3040, 1281, 2823 and 3405, offences punishable under section 6(a) of Prevention of Corruption Act (Chapter 241).

          e) S Zainol Bin Musthafa, 42-year-old male Singaporean

i. 10 counts of corruptly accepting gratification, totalling around $18,120, from staff of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd, as inducement for advancing the business interests of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd with Management Corporation Strata Title No. 2819, offences punishable under section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (Chapter 241).

          f) Ng Sze Hoon (黄仕运), 51-year-old male Singaporean

i. 12 counts of corruptly accepting gratification, totalling around $15,160, from staff of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd, as rewards for advancing the business interests of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd and its related companies (such as Proseal Waterproofing Specialist) with Management Corporation Strata Title Nos. 2381, 2352, 2265, 3200 and 0855, offences punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (Chapter 241).

          g) Leom Meng Siong (林明降), 53-year-old male Singaporean

i. 9 counts of corruptly accepting gratification, totalling $14,150, from staff of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd, as inducement for advancing the business interests of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd and its related companies (such as Total Access Construction and TAC Waterproofing Specialist) with Management Corporation Strata Title Nos. 0493, 0964, 3274, 2564 and 3172, offences punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (Chapter 241).

          h) Deivanayagam Periasamy, a 58-year-old male Malaysian

i. 36 counts of corruptly accepting gratification, totalling around $14,040, from staff of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd, as inducement for advancing the business interests of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd and its related companies (such as Total Access Construction and TAC Waterproofing Specialist), with Management Corporation Strata Title Nos. 2474, 2475, 2065, 2203 and 2712, offences punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (Chapter 241).

          i) Lee Chung Fui (李崇辉), a 42-year-old male Malaysian

i. 11 counts of corruptly accepting gratification, totalling around $10,400, from staff of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd, as rewards for advancing the business interests of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd with Spacelogic Pte Ltd, offences punishable under  Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (Chapter 241).

           j) Mohamed Fahmi Bin Mohamed Yusope, a 44 year-old male Singaporean

i. 4 counts of corruptly accepting gratification, totalling $9,750, from staff of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd, as inducement for advancing the business interests of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd with Management Corporation Strata Title Nos. 2360 and 2209, offences punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241.

          k) Zainal Bin Abdul Rahman, 66-year-old male Singaporean

i. 3 counts of corruptly accepting gratification, totalling around $8,190, from staff of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd, as rewards for advancing the business interests of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd and its related companies (such as Proseal Waterproofing Specialist) with United Premas Limited, offences punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (Chapter 241).

          l) Norman Bin Mohamed, 46-year-old male Singaporean

i. 2 counts of corruptly accepting gratification, totalling $6,000, from staff of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd, as inducement for advancing the business interests of TAC Contracts Pte Ltd with Management Corporation Strata Title No. 2403, offences punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (Chapter 241).

4        Singapore adopts a zero-tolerance approach towards corruption. It is a serious offence to corruptly accept, obtain or agree to accept or attempt to obtain bribes from another. Any person who is convicted of such a corruption offence can be fined up to $100,000 or sentenced to an imprisonment term of up to 5 years or to both.

5        The CPIB looks into all corruption complaints and reports, including anonymous ones, and can be reached via the following channels:
         
a) Visit or write to us at the CPIB Headquarters @ 2 Lengkok Bahru, S159047 or Corruption Reporting & Heritage Centre @ 247 Whitley Road S297830;
            b) Call the Duty Officer at 1800-376-0000;
            c) Lodge an e-Complaint at www.cpib.gov.sg/e-complaint; or
            d) Email us at report [at] cpib.gov.sg.

 6        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

Last updated: 06 Feb 2020