PRESS RELEASE BY CPIB Purchases Lined With Corruption
Employees should not resort to obtaining bribes as a way to line their pockets. All business transactions should be conducted fairly and transparently.
2 On 25 January 2019, Hong Eng Lam (洪永南), a 57-year-old former logistics manager at Hsing Loong Management Pte Ltd (“Hsing Loong”), was charged with 7 counts of corruptly obtaining gratification amounting to $21,400 from employees of JPN Industrial Trading Pte Ltd, Nordic Lift-Truck Pte Ltd and Cycle and Carriage Industries Pte Ltd as rewards for recommending Hsing Loong to make purchases of generators, welding sets, tippers and a forklift from these companies. 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 obtain bribes, or attempt to obtain 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.