Singaporean charged with bribery for $300, five Disney tickets

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

A SINGAPOREAN was charged with bribery yesterday for allegedly giving $300 and five ‘Disney Aladdin on Skates’ tickets to an officer at the Ministry of Health to process a payment certificate.

The court document filed by deputy public prosecutor Chris Ng Ming Yew stated that on July 23, 2014, Robert Tan Giok Poh, 62, gave the money and tickets to an assistant project officer (Grade I) of the Estate Management and Project Development for processing the penultimate payment certificate for Bustermite Pest Control amounting to $141,610.80.

The payment certificate was for the work to eradicate termites at the Suri Seri Begawan Hospital in Kuala Belait.

During the proceedings yesterday, the prosecution did not object for Tan to be released on a $10,000 court bail or the same amount in two local sureties with condition that he does not contact, directly or indirectly, any of the prosecution witnesses.

The prosecution further sought a one month adjournment to allow the accused to consider his plea on the charge, which carries a $30,000 fine and jail term for 10 years.

A further mention of the case is set on June 22 before Presiding Magistrate Dewi Norlelawati Hj Abd Hamid.

The Brunei Times