NTU Laboratory Animal Facility Manager Charged for Corruption

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NTU Laboratory Animal Facility Manager Charged with Corruption


          The accused, Meikkappan Kailasam joined the School of Biological Sciences, Animal House of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as a Laboratory Animal Facility Manager in Oct 2004. At the material time, the accused's duties included taking charge of the supervision, management and training of a team of 5 Laboratory Animal Care-takers

2         Investigations revealed that sometime between November and December 2004, the accused accepted a sum of S$500 from one Manimaran s/o Joseph as an inducement for assisting the latter in securing an employment as a Laboratory Animal Care-Taker with the School of Biological Sciences Animal House, Nanyang Technological University. Thereafter, between June 2005 and November 2008, the accused continued to accept monthly sums of S$200 or S$500 from the said Manimaran, as a reward for having assisted the latter in securing the employment.

3         Investigations further revealed that in order to help secure the job for Manimaran, the accused had abetted Manimaran to cheat an Associate Professor of the School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, by providing false information in his job application form to induce the said Associate Professor to believe the latter had prior relevant work experience. It was also revealed that the accused had also helped one Manickam Vennila and one Panchatcharam Manisekaran to obtain employment as Laboratory Animal Care-Takers with the School of Biological Sciences Animal House, Nanyang Technological University in similar fashion.

4         The accused appeared in Court on 27 April 2010 for 43 counts of corruptly accepting gratifications from Manimaran s/o Joseph under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Cap 241 and 3 counts of abetment to cheat the Associate Professor under Section 420 read with Section 109 of the Penal Code, Cap 224 

Last updated: 15 Feb 2016