It is an offence for any person to knowingly give false or misleading information relating to the commission of a corruption offence to law enforcement officers.
2 On 29 November 2018, Peh Boon Hua (白本华), a 49-year-old male Singaporean and former operation director of HK Civil Engineering Pte Ltd, was charged in Court with one count of knowingly giving false information to a Principal Special Investigator of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, an offence punishable under Section 28(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241.
3 The charge is in relation to a statement given to the CPIB officer alleging that one Ben Ho had given monies to one Kelvin Low, so that Kelvin Low would allow HK Civil Engineering Pte Ltd to dump mud and soil at a work site at Pulau Punggol Timor.
4 Any person convicted of knowingly giving false or misleading information relating to corruption offences can be fined up to $10,000 or sentenced to imprisonment of up to one year or to both. The CPIB will not hesitate to take firm enforcement action against any persons involved in such acts.
5 Members of the public are advised to reach out to the CPIB with information about possible corruption offences via the following channels:
a) Visit or 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; or
d) Email us at report [at] cpib.gov.sg.
6 The CPIB looks into all corruption reports, including anonymous ones. Under the law, an informer’s identity will be kept confidential, even in Court proceedings unless it is found that the informer has willfully given false or misleading information.