National Environment Agency Executive Officer Charged for Alleged Corruption
On 16 August 2023, Ruzdiman Salhan Bin Mohamed Salim (“Ruzdiman”) (42- year-old male Singaporean), an Executive Officer of the National Environment Agency (“NEA”) at the material time, was charged in Court for allegedly committing corruption.
2. Sometime between May 2019 and April 2022, Ruzdiman was alleged to have obtained and attempted to obtain gratification in the form of loans totalling S$24,420 from eight current and former employees of YS Yong Services Pte Ltd (“YS”). These were inducements to show leniency during the quality assurance audit of cleaning works by YS for the routes under Ruzdiman’s inspection. For his alleged offences, Ruzdiman faces 15 charges punishable under Section 6(a) 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 under Section 6 of the Prevention of Corruption Act can be fined up to S$100,000 or sentenced to imprisonment of up to five years or both.
4. The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) looks into all corruption-related complaints and reports, including anonymous ones, and can be reached via the following channels:
a) Lodge an e-Complaint;
b) Email us at email@example.com;
c) Call the Duty Officer at 1800-376-0000; or
d) Write to us at the CPIB Headquarters @ 2 Lengkok Bahru, S159047.
5. Where possible, the report should include the following information:
a) Where, when and how did the alleged corrupt act happen?
b) Who was involved and what were their roles?
c) What was the bribe given and the favour shown?