Singapore: 2 ex-employees of Royal Plaza on Scotts charged with corruption


Singapore court charged two former employees of Royal Plaza on Scotts with corruption on Wednesday. The two accused allegedly received payments for referring the hotel's transport jobs to a limousine company.

Frankie Chan Li Fah, the 33-year-old former guest services assistant manager, faces eight counts of corruptly obtaining S$3,869 from Mubarak Shah Zaman Shah, a driver who worked for K A Shah Limo Services.

In a press release, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) said that the hotel's former chief concierge, Mohamed Ibrahim Mohd Ya'acob, 63, was charged with eight counts of corruptly obtaining S$1,507 from Mubarak for the same offence.

"Singapore adopts a zero tolerance approach towards corruption," the CPIB release said. "The Corruption Practices Investigation Bureau takes a serious view of any corrupt practices and will not hesitate to take action against any party involved."