12 Jan '11, 11am

Ex-DBS executive pleads guilty to graft

SINGAPORE: A former DBS executive has pleaded guilty to corruption charges and accessing the bank's customer information system without authorisation. Sazaly Selamat had accepted bribes totalling S$2,625 between July 2005 and October 2006. He pleaded guilty to nine charges on Wednesday and 35 others were taken into consideration. The 39-year-old used to work in the bank's technical and operations department and his main duty involved clearing customers' cheques. As he was given access to the information system, he was able to retrieve data such as the bank customers' NRIC numbers, addresses and other contact details. However, Sazaly was only authorised to access it for work-related matters and he was not allowed to disclose customers' personal information to third parties. The court heard that due to financial difficulties, Sazaly defaulted on two months' instalments on hi...

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