Charged with Corruption to Advance Contractors' Business Interests

PRESS RELEASE BY CPIB
Charged with Corruption to Advance Contractors' Business Interests


     On 4 September 2020, two individuals were charged in court for allegedly committing the following offences sometime between 2017 and 2019:

a) Wan Wei Hong (温伟雄), a 45-year-old male Singapore Citizen, and a Technical Manager of Fratelli Cosulich Bunkers (S) Pte Ltd (“FCB”) at the material time

  • 3 counts of corruptly obtaining gratification amounting to $59,750 from one Ng Sen Beng, the Director of Osis Service Singapore Pte Ltd (“Osis”), a contractor of FCB at the material time, as an inducement to advance the business interests of Osis with FCB. These charges are for offences punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241, which are amalgamated charges pursuant to Section 124(4) of the Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter 68 (“CPC”);
     
  • One count of corruptly obtaining gratification amounting to $5,000 from one Aung Kyaw Oo, the Director of Techways Technical Services & Supply Pte Ltd (“Techways”), a contractor of FCB at the material time, as an inducement to advance the business interests of Techways with FCB. This charge is for an offence punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241, which is an amalgamated charge pursuant to Section 124(4) of the CPC, Chapter 68.; and
     
  • One count of corruptly obtaining gratification, amounting to $600, from one Ang Kian Siong, the Director of Aquatronics International Pte Ltd (“Aquatronics”), a contractor of FCB at the material time, as an inducement to advance the business interests of Aquatronics with FCB. This charge is for an offence punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241, which is an amalgamated charge pursuant to Section 124(4) of the CPC, Chapter 68.

b) Ng Sen Beng (黄献明), a 43-year-old male Singapore Citizen, and the Director of Osis at the material time

  • 3 counts of corruptly giving Wan Wei Hong gratification, amounting to $59,750, as an inducement for Wan to advance the business interests of Osis with FCB. These charges are for offences punishable under Section 6(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241, which are amalgamated charges pursuant to Section 124(4) of the CPC, Chapter 68.

2      Singapore adopts a strict zero-tolerance approach towards corruption. 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.

3      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; 
         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).

4       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: 04 Sep 2020