Marine Contracts Sunk In Corruption

PRESS RELEASE BY CPIB
Marine Contracts Sunk In Corruption
 

          Marine vessels require regular repair and maintenance, and contracts usually involving large sums of money are agreed with shipyards to provide such services.

2        On 10 June 2015, former Singapore Technologies Marine Limited (ST Marine) Group Financial Controller Patrick Lee Swee Ching, will be charged with 38 counts of abetting to make false entries for entertainment expenses amounting to $126,156.00, an offence under Section 477A of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.

3        In December 2014, four former ST Marine senior executives had been charged with the following offences related to the granting of ship repair contracts. Their cases are before the Courts.

a) Former ST Marine President, See Leong Teck 
Seven counts of abetting to corruptly give gratification to agents of customers of ST Marine, amounting to $556,174.00, an offence under Section 6(b) read with Section 29(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241. 

b) Former ST Marine President, Chang Cheow Teck 
Three counts of abetting to corruptly give gratification to agents of customers of ST Marine, amounting to $273,778.00, an offence under Section 6(b) read with Section 29(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241. 

c) Former ST Marine Senior Vice-President, Mok Kim Whang 
One count of abetting to corruptly give gratification to one Pyo Sei Jin, an employee of Hyundai Engineering and Construction Limited, amounting to $43,721.00, an offence under Section 6(b) read with Section 29(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241. 

d) Former ST Marine Group Financial Controller, Ong Tek Liam 
118 counts of abetting to make false entries for entertainment expenses amounting to $521,436.00, an offence under Section 477A of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. 

4        Singapore adopts a zero tolerance approach towards corruption. The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) takes a serious view of any corrupt practices, and will not hesitate to take action against any party involved in such acts.


Lee Wei Kit 
Manager (Corporate Relations) 
Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau 
HP: 9818 1569 Tel: 6490 5938 
Email: lee_wei_kit [at] cpib.gov.sg 

Chiam Shu Yan 
Senior Executive (Corporate Relations) 
Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau 
HP: 9818 1569 Tel: 6490 5944 
Email: chiam_shu_yan [at] cpib.gov.sg 

Last updated: 12 Feb 2016