A former assistant engineer of the national water agency PUB was on Friday (Aug 27) charged with accepting around $45,000 in bribes and falsifying invoices.
Jamaludin Mohamed, a 58-year-old Singaporean, faces three counts of corruption and two of falsifying accounts.
He was bribed by Singaporean Ganisan Suppiah, 51, who was the project manager of a company called Pipe Works.
Ganisan, who was also charged on Friday, faces one count of corruption and two of abetting Jamaludin in falsifying invoices.
Court documents state that Jamaludin allegedly accepted bribes of around $45,000 from Ganisan in exchange for facilitating and expediting work by Pipe Works that he supervised.
The gratification is said to have changed hands on multiple occasions between 2017 and 2018.
Sometime in July 2019, Jamaludin allegedly attempted to obtain a bribe of $500,000 from another piping works company in exchange for supporting its bid for a tender to replace water mains.
That same month, he allegedly tried to get bribes from a construction company for the same tender.
Both companies rejected his requests.
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