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Viking Marine Services surveyor declines bribe; bunker clerk charged

11 Mar 2019

Singapore’s Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) on Friday (8 March) said 35-year-old Chinese Singaporean, Lim Leong, was charged in court for corruption during a bunkering operation.

He tried to bribe a Marine Surveyor in the employment of Viking Marine Services Pte Ltd (VMS) by offering him an unspecified sum to certify a certain quantity of bunker fuel was supplied to vessel A70 when in fact a lesser quantity of bunker fuel was supplied.

The VMS surveyor rejected the offer; Lim Leong was later charged with one count of corruptly offering gratification.

“The bunkering industry in Singapore is among the largest in the world. It is important to protect the integrity of the industry and to ensure a level playing field for all,” said CPIB.

“Singapore does not tolerate corruption. It is a serious offence to give or attempt to give bribes. Any person who is convicted of corruption can be fined up to $100,000 or sentenced to imprisonment of up to 5 years or to both.”

Photo credit: Manifold Times
Published: 11 March, 2019

 

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