Two women charged over accepting bribe to expedite Malaysian's application to be Singapore PR
SINGAPORE - A customer service officer from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority ( ICA ) and her accomplice were taken to court on Thursday (Oct 10) for allegedly receiving a bribe to expedite the process for a Malaysian woman applying to become a Singapore Permanent Resident (PR).. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Under the Prevention of Corruption Act, Teo and Loo face two charges each for allegedly receiving the bribe and could face a maximum punishment of five years' jail and a $100,000 fine.
We don't need to have such PR here. Cancel his work pass too. Corrupt our values
These offences are punishable under the Computer Misuse Act. Teo could face a fine of up to $5,000 or be jailed for up to two years, or both, if found guilty of the offences.
Teo's role as a customer service officer involved handling public inquiries on National Registration Identity Card matters and did not involve the processing of PR applications.
Tey, the 24-year-old Malaysian involved in the case, faces two counts of corruptly giving the $1,500 bribe to Teo as an inducement to expedite her Singapore PR application.Read more: The Straits Times
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