Singapore: ICA officer, daughter jailed over PR application bribery

An Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) customer service officer and her daughter received bribes totalling $1,500 from a Malaysian woman who wanted her Singapore permanent residence application process to be expedited.

The mother, Lucy Teo, 50, was sentenced yesterday to 18 weeks’ jail. She pleaded guilty on Monday to a corruption charge and five counts of accessing computer data without authority at the ICA Building in Kallang Road.

A district court heard that ICA suspended her on Dec 19, 2018.

Her daughter, Sharon Loo Wai Woon, 29, who worked as a sales consultant for a firm called Immigration Solutions Singapore (ISS), was sentenced to six weeks’ jail after admitting to one count of corruption. She must also pay a penalty of $1,500, which was the amount taken in bribes.

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