12 Jan '11, 7am

Man charged with bribing security officer

SINGAPORE: A 39-year-old man, accused of living on the earnings of sex workers, has been charged with bribing a security supervisor attached to Landmark Village Hotel at Victoria Street. Wong Jing Ching, who is unemployed, allegedly gave 31-year-old Sazali Kassim bribes totalling S$7,600 between April 2009 and May last year to refrain him from reporting about suspected vice-related activities within the hotel to its management. Wong, who is also known as Patrick Champion Wong is also believed to have abetted Sazali between January and May, last year, to give bribes to another security supervisor attached to the hotel. Sazali allegedly handed over S$1,800 to 23-year-old Muhammad Farhan Osman between March and May 2010 in exchange for the same favour. Wong, who is represented by lawyer, Ravinderpal Singh, had earlier been charged with living on the earnings of three prostitu...

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