Former library manager and man who bribed him charged with corruption

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A former National Library Board manager and a man who bribed him were charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act on Monday (23 July).

Koh Siong Wee Ivan, 48, was slapped with 56 charges for receiving a total of $595,230 from Low Pok Woen, 49, as gratification for advancing Low’s business interest.

Low, the director of Database Resource Services Pte Ltd, was also handed the same number of charges for bribing Koh. According to charge sheets, the offences were committed between November 2005 and March 2006.

While the prosecution asked for bail to be set at $100,000, lawyer Tan Hee Joek, who is representing Koh, requested a lower bail amount as his client has been cooperative with investigators.

The duo is currently out on bail, after District Judge Christopher Goh set bail at $80,000 for each man.

The case will next be heard at a pre-trial conference on 30 August.

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