Putting the Brakes on Corrupt Dealings

PRESS RELEASE BY CPIB
Putting the Brakes on Corrupt Dealings

 

           It is illegal to advance business interests through corrupt means. Perpetrators of such acts will face serious consequences.

2        On 6 January 2020, five individuals were charged in court with the following: 

a)    Ng Kiam Kiat (黄金吉), 54-year-old Singaporean male and Director of New Link Auto Trading (“NLAT”)

i.      5 counts of embarking on a course of conduct together with Woo Kwok Weng (“Woo”) and Chan Meow Hoon (“Chan”), to corruptly give Yeoh Boon Leng (“Yeoh”) and Wong Chen Keong (“Wong”), store managers of Autobacs Venture Singapore Pte Ltd (“AVS”),  gratification amounting to a total value of $603,883 as a reward to direct AVS’ mechanics to conduct more thorough checks on the vehicles of AVS' customers in order to increase sales orders for spare parts from NLAT, which constitutes an offence punishable under section 6(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241 read with section 34 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. The charges are amalgamated charges pursuant to section 124(4) of the Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter 68.

b)    Woo Kwok Weng (胡国荣), 75-year-old Singaporean male and Director of NLAT

i.      5 counts of embarking on a course of conduct together with Ng Kiam Kiat (“Ng”) and Chan, to corruptly give Yeoh and Wong gratification amounting to a total value of $603,883 as a reward to direct AVS’ mechanics to conduct more thorough checks on the vehicles of AVS' customers in order to increase sales orders for spare parts from NLAT, which constitutes an offence punishable under section 6(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241 read with section 34 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. The charges are amalgamated charges pursuant to section 124(4) of the Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter 68.

c)    Chan Meow Hoon (曾妙云), 54-year-old Singaporean female and Director of NLAT

i.      5 counts of embarking on a course of conduct together with Ng and Woo, to corruptly give Yeoh and Wong gratification amounting to a total value of $603,883 as a reward to direct AVS’ mechanics to conduct more thorough checks on the vehicles of AVS' customers in order to increase sales orders for spare parts from NLAT, which constitutes an offence punishable under section 6(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241 read with section 34 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. The charges are amalgamated charges pursuant to section 124(4) of the Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter 68.

d)    Yeoh Boon Leng (杨汶龙), 47-year-old Singaporean male and Store Manager of Autobacs Venture Singapore Pte Ltd

i.      5 counts of embarking on a course of conduct together with Wong, to corruptly obtain from Ng, Woo and Chan, gratification amounting to a total value of $603,883 as a reward for directing AVS’ mechanics to conduct more thorough checks on the vehicles of AVS' customers in order to increase sales orders for spare parts from NLAT, which constitutes an offence punishable under section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241 read with section 34 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. The charges are amalgamated charges pursuant to section 124(4) of the Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter 68.

e)    Wong Chen Keong (黄俊强), 42-year-old Malaysian male and Store Manager of AVS

i.      5 counts of embarking on a course of conduct together with Yeoh, to corruptly obtain from Ng, Woo and Chan, gratification amounting to a total value of $603,883 as a reward for directing AVS’ mechanics to conduct more thorough checks on the vehicles of AVS' customers in order to increase sales orders for spare parts from NLAT, which constitutes an offence punishable under section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241 read with section 34 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. The charges are amalgamated charges pursuant to section 124(4) of the Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter 68.

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 in return for favours. 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 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/e-complaint; or
            d) Email us at report [at] cpib.gov.sg (report [at] cpib.gov.sg).

5          Where possible, the report should include the following information:
            a) Where, when and how the alleged corrupt act happened?
            b) Who was involved and what were their roles?
            c) What was the bribe given and the favour shown?

 

Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau

Last updated: 06 Jan 2020