Long Arm of the Law

PRESS RELEASE BY CPIB
Long Arm of the Law

 

           Singapore citizens who engage in corrupt acts will be firmly dealt with even if the corrupt transactions were completed outside Singapore.  

2          On 1 July 2019, three Directors of IG Aviation Singapore Pte Ltd (“IGA”) will be charged in court for the following offences:

a)    Tan Yong Yeow, 53 year-old Singaporean

i)    Five counts of engaging in a conspiracy with Tan Chin Hock, Peter (“Peter”) to corruptly give gratification amounting to approximately MYR240,000 to Lee Shashitheren (“Shashi”), the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Raya Airways Sdn. Bhd. (“RA”), as an inducement for Shashi to show favour to IGA in relation to its General Sales Agent contract with RA. These constitute an offence punishable under Section 6(b) read with Section 29(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241. The monies were allegedly remitted to Shashi via Eastway Express Line (KL) Sdn Bhd. (“Eastway”) in Malaysia.

ii)    Fifteen counts of engaging in a conspiracy with Peter and Kenneth Tan Kwang Leng (“Kenneth”) to corruptly give gratification amounting to approximately MYR761,000 to Shashi, as an inducement for Shashi to show favour to IGA in relation to its General Sales Agent contract with RA. These constitute an offence punishable under Section 6(b) read with Section 29(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241. The monies were allegedly remitted to Shashi via Eastway and Tyche Infinite Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia.

iii)    One count of engaging in a criminal conspiracy with Peter and Kenneth to defraud by making false entries in payment vouchers belonging to IGA. This constitutes an offence punishable under Section 477A read with Section 120B of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.  

b)    Tan Chin Hock Peter, 62 year-old Singaporean

i)    Five counts of engaging in a conspiracy with Tan Yong Yeow (“Yeow”) to corruptly give gratification amounting to approximately MYR240,000 to Shashi, as an inducement for Shashi to show favour to IGA in relation to its General Sales Agent contract with RA. These constitute an offence punishable under Section 6(b) read with Section 29(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241. 

ii)    Fifteen counts of engaging in a conspiracy with Yeow and Kenneth to corruptly give gratification amounting to approximately MYR761,000 to Shashi, as an inducement for Shashi to show favour to IGA in relation to its General Sales Agent contract with RA. These constitute an offence punishable under Section 6(b) read with Section 29(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241. 

iii)    One count of engaging in a criminal conspiracy with Yeow and Kenneth to defraud by making false entries in payment vouchers belonging to IGA. This constitutes an offence punishable under Section 477A read with Section 120B of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.  

c)    Kenneth Tan Kwang Leng, 41 year-old Singaporean

i)    Fifteen counts of engaging in a conspiracy with Yeow and Peter to corruptly give gratification amounting to approximately MYR761,000 to Shashi, as an inducement for Shashi to show favour to IGA in relation to its General Sales Agent contract with RA. These constitute an offence punishable under Section 6(b) read with Section 29(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241. 

ii)    One count of engaging in a criminal conspiracy with Yeow and Peter to defraud by making false entries in payment vouchers belonging to IGA. This constitutes an offence punishable under Section 477A read with Section 120B of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.  

3          Singapore adopts a zero-tolerance approach towards corruption. It is a serious offence to give bribes to 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 cpib.gov.sg/e-complaint; or
d)        Email us at report [at] cpib.gov.sg.
 

Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau

Last updated: 23 Aug 2019