The bunkering industry in Singapore is among the largest in the world. It is important to protect the integrity of the industry and to ensure a level playing field for all.
2 On 8 March 2019, a 35-year-old Chinese Singaporean, Lim Leong (林良), was charged in court for corruption. Lim Leong, a bunker clerk, was charged with one count of corruptly offering gratification of an unspecified sum to Keshminder Singh, a Marine Surveyor in the employment of Viking Marine Services Pte Ltd, as an inducement for certifying that a certain quantity of bunker fuel was supplied to vessel A70 when in fact a lesser quantity of bunker fuel was supplied. This constitutes an offence punishable under Section 6(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241. Keshminder Singh did not accept his offer.
3 Singapore does not tolerate corruption. It is a serious offence to give or attempt to give bribes. Any person who is convicted of corruption 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 cpib.gov.sg/e-complaint; or
d) Email us at report [at] cpib.gov.sg.