PRESS RELEASE BY CPIB
Businessman Charged with Bribing a Manager for $2.3 million over 7 years
The accused, Andrew Tee Fook Boon, is the sole proprietor of M/s AT35 Services, a company supplying food products to IKEA restaurants managed by Ikano Pte Ltd, which operates the Alexandra and Tampines IKEA stores in Singapore.
2 Investigation revealed that on 80 occasions between December 2002 to July 2009, the accused, together with one Lim Kim Seng, gave monthly bribe payments calculated from the sales of food products, to Leng Kah Poh, the IKEA Food Services Manager in the employ of Ikano Pte Ltd, for Leng Kah Poh to be partial in placing orders for food products from M/s AT35 Services and subsequently also from M/s Food Royale Trading, which is also managed by the accused. The total amount of bribes paid to Leng Kah Poh during the said period was $2,288,292.46/-.
3 The accused appeared in Court 26 on 18 June 2010 for 80 counts of corruption in furtherance of a common intention with Lim Kim Seng under Section 6(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241 read with Section 34 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. Prosecution action may be taken against other subjects involved in due course.