Former Halfway House Employee Charged With Alleged Corruption
On 22 February 2022, Ismadi bin Ishak (“Ismadi”, 52-year-old Singaporean male), an Operations Officer deployed to Jamiyah Halfway House (“Jamiyah”) at the material time, will be charged in Court for alleged corruption.
2. Between April 2020 and July 2020, Ismadi allegedly corruptly obtained gratification totalling S$650 from two residents of Jamiyah as inducements not to show disfavour in his supervision of these two persons during their residency at Jamiyah. Ismadi thus faces four charges punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241.
3. Between October 2020 and March 2021, Ismadi allegedly corruptly obtained gratification totalling S$1,200 from one of the aforementioned persons, as inducements not to show disfavour in his supervision of the said person, in the event the said person returned to reside at Jamiyah. Ismadi thus faces five additional charges punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241.
4. 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.
5. 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:
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?
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