Clouded by Corruption

PRESS RELEASE BY CPIB
Clouded By Corruption

 

            Individuals should not resort to corrupt methods to advance their business interest so that a fair and level-playing field in the business world can prevail. 

2          On 11 December 2019, two individuals were charged in court with the following: 

a)    Choo Jin Teck (朱人德), 52-year-old Singaporean, former Procurement Manager of ST Logistics Pte Ltd (“STL”) 

i.    One count of embarking on a course of conduct of corruptly accepting gratification in the form of 13 two-way air tickets from Singapore to China from Gary Lau Nam Foong, the director of FICO Pte Ltd (“FICO”), as inducement to advance the business interests of FICO with STL, 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 Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter 68. The air tickets were valued at a sum of not less than $6,500. 

b)    Gary Lau Nam Foong (刘南锋), 60-year-old Singaporean, Director of FICO Pte Ltd

i.    One count of embarking on a course of conduct of corruptly giving gratification in the form of 13 two-way air tickets from Singapore to China to Choo Jin Teck as an inducement to advance the business interests of FICO with STL, an offence punishable under section 6(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241, which is an amalgamated charge pursuant to section 124(4) of the Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter 68.

3         Singapore adopts a strict zero-tolerance approach towards corruption. It is a serious offence to give or accept bribes from another individual or entity in return for favours. 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: 12 Dec 2019