07 Feb '11, 11am

Man jailed for accepting bribe

SINGAPORE: A former principal vehicle inspector who accepted bribes to turn a blind eye to illegal vehicle modifications was also accused of threatening public safety on the roads. He was jailed on Monday for 18 months. As motor vehicles here must be sent for inspection periodically to ensure they are safe for road usage, Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Peggy Pao charged that 45-year-old Md Daud Nadzim had "used his position of authority to allow non-compliant car owners to evade the law". Between October 2009 and March last year, Md Daud -- then employed by STA Inspection -- corruptly obtained bribes of between S$20 and S$200 from 10 motor vehicle workshops in return for ignoring 35 illegally modified cars. In all, he had accepted S$1,675 in bribes. Pleading for leniency, his lawyer Winston Quek argued the amount of bribes collected was small. His client had also fully coo...

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