Clampdown on Corrupt Contracts

PRESS RELEASE BY CPIB
Clampdown on Corrupt Contracts

 

            It is an offence for employees to leverage their positions to solicit or obtain bribes.

2          On 25 September 2019, two individuals were charged in Court with the following offences:

a)    Lim Koon Chuan (林昆泉), 58-year-old former Technical Supervisor of SATS Ltd (“SATS”)

i.    21 counts of corruptly obtaining or attempting to obtain gratification amounting to at least $196,825 from various contractors, either as a reward or as an inducement for facilitating the award of tenders, introducing and inviting companies to quote for jobs offered by SATS, or showing favour in relation to their business affairs. Each of these individual acts constitutes an offence punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241.

ii.    1 count of transferring a sum of $20,000 to Chen Baoling, knowing that the monies in whole directly represents his benefits of criminal conduct, an offence under section 47(1)(b) of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act, Chapter 65A and punishable under section 47(6)(a) of the same Act.

b)    Chen Baoling (陈宝玲), 37-year-old former Assistant Manager of SATS 

i.    1 count of corruptly accepting gratification of a sum of $3,000 from a Manager of AT Services as a reward for inviting AT Services for jobs offered by SATS, an offence punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241.

ii.    1 count of acquiring a sum of $20,000 from Lim Koon Chuan, knowing that the monies in whole directly represents Lim’s benefits of criminal conduct, an offence under Section 47(3) of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act, Chapter 65A and punishable under Section 47(6)(a) of the same act.

3          Singapore adopts a zero-tolerance approach towards corruption. It is a serious offence to accept or obtain bribes from another individual or entity. 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)        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/e-complaint; or
d)        Email us at 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?  

 

Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau

Last updated: 25 Sep 2019