Bribe Inspectors with Cigarettes, coffee shop operator Jailed

A coffee shop operator was sentenced to three week’s jail on Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018, after trying to bribe an inspection officer from the CPG Facilities Management.

A photo of the Heng Heng Eating House at Bukit Batok.

Lam Kim Heng, 68, operates the Heng Heng Eating House in Bukit Batok, attempted to bribe the inspector to alert him of future inspections on 14 Oct 2017.

He offer a packet of cigarettes worth S$12.10 to the officer, who was from the CPG Facilities Management appointed by the Housing and Development Board (HDB).

The inspector is to check the stall for any violation of HDB regulations, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) said in a press release.

The inspection officer rejected the bribe from Lam, and report the situation to the authorities immediately.

Cases of Corruption offences if found guilty, can be subjected to a maximum of S$100,000, jailed up to five years, or both.

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