Singapore: Man jailed four weeks for taking bribes as Chevron’s health and safety specialist

A 49-year-old man was sentenced to four weeks’ jail on Friday (Nov 27) for accepting $6,000 in bribes while he was working as the health, environment and safety specialist with Chevron Singapore at its lube oil blending plant.

Cheow Hock Mun was also ordered to pay a penalty sum of $6,000, in default of which he will have to serve 20 days’ jail.

The permanent resident had earlier pleaded guilty on Oct 9 to two counts of receiving a bribe in return for being lenient in supervising work done by the sub-contractor, LGC Engineering and Contractors (LGC), at the plant.

Another similar charge was taken into consideration during sentencing by District Judge Edgar Foo.

Court documents state that Cheow was in charge of all safety and security matters at the plant, which is located in Jalan Buroh.

The original full article can be found at straitstimes.com

(Photo: WONG KWAI CHOW)

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