PRESS RELEASE BY CPIB Charged with Attempting to Bribe a Driving Tester
The rigour of driving tests helps to enhance public safety on roads. Those who attempt to corruptly undermine the integrity of such tests will have to face the consequences.
2 On 2 April 2020, Kyaw Zay Aung (“Kyaw”), a 39-year-old Myanmar national on work permit in Singapore, will be charged with one count of corruptly offering $400/- to one Amme Bin Ithnain, a Driving Tester employed under ST Engineering Land Systems Ltd and posted to Bukit Batok Driving Centre, as an inducement to allow Kyaw to pass his driving test, but which offer was not accepted by Amme Bin Ithanain. This constituted an offence punishable under Section 6(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241. The offence was committed on 20 September 2019.
3 Singapore adopts a strict zero-tolerance approach towards corruption. It is a serious offence to offer bribes to another individual. Any person who is convicted of a corruption offence can be fined up to $100,000 or sentenced to imprisonment of up to 5 years or to both.
4 The CPIB looks into all corruption complaints and reports, including anonymous ones, and can be reached via the following channels:
a) 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 (report [at] cpib.gov.sg).
5 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?