7 property-related executives, including one from Singapore Flyer, charged with taking bribes

·Senior Reporter
PHOTO: Getty Images
PHOTO: Getty Images

Six men and a woman who work in property-related firms were charged with accepting bribes on Wednesday (9 January) at the State Courts.

They are: property manager Lim Kian Giap, property assistant manager Eric Tan Guang Ling, property executive Felep Pong Yuen Woh, senior property executives Kung Chin Wee, Sapari Ebrahim and Irene Koh Limbert, and building supervisor Mohammad Mizar Mohammad.

Each of them was charged with accepting bribes from employees of TAC Contracts (TAC) in order to advance TAC’s interests. TAC is a company specialising in providing waterproofing services, as well as minor construction works, general repairs and building maintenance.

The current cases involve 14 others, including the director and 12 other employees of TAC, all of whom were sentenced between 2016 and 2018 for their roles.

Lim, a 47-year-old Singaporean, is from Chambers Property Management Services. He was slapped with 23 counts of corruptly receiving bribes amounting to $14,385 from Donald Ling Chun Teck, the director of TAC, between 2011 and 2012.

Tan, a 33-year-old Singaporean from Savills Property Management, was charged with 11 counts of receiving bribes amounting $5,497 from Ling and a TAC sales executive between 2011 and 2012.

Pong, a 45-year-old Malaysian from Property Facility Services, was charged with 11 counts of accepting bribes totalling $9,380 from Ling and a TAC sales executive between 2011 and 2013.

Kung, a 53-year-old Singaporean from Propmag Management Services, was charged with eight counts of receiving bribes totalling $5,180 from a sales executive and a sales and operations executive from TAC between 2012 and 2013.

Sapari, a 54-year-old Singaporean who works in the Singapore Flyer, faces two counts of receiving bribes amounting to $4,300 from Ling.

Koh, a 41-year-old Singaporean and only woman to be charged, was slapped with 11 counts of receiving bribes totalling $12,723 to further TAC’s interests with her company Newman & Goh Property Consultants between 2011 and 2012.

Mizar, a 63-year-old male Singaporean from Pebble Bay Management Corporation Strata Title 2353, faces 18 counts of accepting bribes from two TAC sales executives and one TAC sales and operations executive, amounting to some $5,385 between 2011 and 2013.

For each count of accepting bribes, each accused person can be jailed up to five years and/or fined up to $100,000.

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