06 Jan '12, 8am

Environment officer gets jail for corruption

Environment officer gets jail for corruption

Oh Hian Kee, a National Environment Agency (NEA) senior technical officer, who was convicted of 15 charges of corruption, was sentenced to 36 months' jail and ordered to pay a penalty of $119,700 on Friday. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW By Elena Chong A National Environment Agency (NEA) senior technical officer, who was convicted of 15 charges of corruption, was sentenced to 36 months' jail and ordered to pay a penalty of $119,700 on Friday. Oh Hian Kee is appealing. Bail of $120,000 was offered. The penalty was stayed until the conclusion of the appeal. The 48-year-old was found guilty by District Judge Jasbendar Kaur in December 2011 of getting between $3,000 and $30,000 from Mr Tan Boon Gee, a director of Mincon Engineering, mostly to be lenient in supervising Mincon's works between 2006 and 2009. Oh was then attached to the mechanical maintenance unit of Tuas South Incin...

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