The preservation of business interests should be done in an honest and transparent manner. Individuals should not resort to corrupt means to ensure good business relations.
2 On 8 January 2020, Pang Theng Wei (“Pang”) (45-year-old Singaporean), a former Assistant Sales Manager at United E&P Pte Ltd (“UEP”), was charged with four counts of corruptly obtaining gratification amounting to about $7,000 between April and August 2017 from one Yeo Boon Huat (“Andy”), a Director at Yew Ban Heng Construction Pte Ltd (“YBH"), as an inducement to not jeopardise the business relationship between YBH and UEP. This constitutes an offence punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Cap 241. UEP is in the business of laying asphalt premixes and resurfacing of road surfaces whereas YBH is in the business of road-marking works.
3 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.
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 (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?