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Singapore’s Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) has reported yesterday that Lu Sang, a 36 year-old Malaysian and Singapore permanent resident, was sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay a penalty of S$274,666.70 for corruption offences.

Lu, who was formerly an assistant sales manager at packaging services company HMLY, was earlier charged in court on 15 July 2015 with multiple counts of obtaining gratification from three suppliers of HMLY; as an inducement to further their business interests.

According to the report, Lu was convicted on 24 proceeded charges as follow:

  • One count for obtaining gratification amounting to $1,300 from Lee Fon Hian, director of Laser Printing Industries, through Ng Peoy Leong Donovan, who is a sales executive of Laser Printing Industries.
  • Two counts for obtaining gratification amounting to $4,291.20 from Lee Fon Hian, through the firm’s marketing manager Loo Hui Khoon.
  • Eight counts of obtaining gratification amounting to $99,737 also from Lee Fon Hian.
  • Twelve counts of obtaining gratification amounting not more than $147,721 from Lee Kai Hiong, director of Union Label Industries, through its sales executive Toh Kim Yang Eden.
  • One count of obtaining gratification amounting to $8,617.50 from Lim Siew Mui, director of HDL X-Print via the accused’s wife Tan Huiru.

These offences are punishable under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241.

With Singapore adopting a zero-tolerance approach towards corruption, the report stated: “The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) takes a serious view of any corrupt practices and will not hesitate to take action against any party involved in such acts.”

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