PRESS RELEASE BY CPIB
Keeping a Close Watch on Corruption
Companies and their employees are expected to keep a close watch to ensure that business dealings are conducted in a fair and transparent manner, instead of turning to corrupt practices.
2 On 26 February 2019, two individuals were charged with the following:
a) Mohamed Malik Seeni Syed, 34-year-old male Indian National, a Director of Via Star (S) Pte Ltd, at the material time.
i. Four counts of corruptly giving gratification totalling $2,600 to one Arunachalam Arunraj, a Sales Executive in the employ of Appollo Sellappas Pte Ltd (“Appollo”), as an inducement to advance the business interest of Via Star (S) Pte Ltd with Appollo. These constitute offences punishable under Section 6(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241.
b) Arunachalam Arunraj, 28-year-old male Indian National, a Sales Executive of Appollo Sellappas Pte Ltd, at the material time.
i. Four counts of corruptly accepting gratification totalling $2,600 from one Mohamed Malik Seeni Syed, a Director of Via Star (S) Pte Ltd (“Via Star”), as an inducement to advance the business interest of Via Star with Appollo. These constitute offences punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241.
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. 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; or
d) Email us at report [at] cpib.gov.sg.
Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau