Singapore: 2 former NParks directors charged with taking bribes in form of hotel stay, transport services

Two former directors from the National Parks Board (NParks) were hauled to court on Tuesday (April 6) and charged with accepting bribes in the form of hotel stays and transport services.

Teva Raj Palaniasamy, 69, was a senior director of the statutory board’s municipal landscapes division when he allegedly committed the crimes between 2018 and last year. He faces two charges of accepting or obtaining gratification under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The other man is Johnny Go Kau Chai, 51, who was then a director at the same NParks division. He faces one corruption charge.

Both Singaporeans are accused of accepting bribes by way of a hotel stay worth about S$258 each, to advance landscaping company Ho Eng Huat Construction’s business interests with NParks.

This happened while they were in Macau in 2018. It is not known why the pair were in Macau.

Based on court documents, Ho Eng Huat Construction’s general manager, identified as Zulfiqar Abdullah, allegedly bribed them in relation to contracts or future proposals for contracts.

The original full article can be found at todayonline.com

(Photo: Raj Nadarajan/TODAY)

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