31 May '16, 5pm

property agent gets jail and $100,000 fine for corruption

SINGAPORE - A former property agent who bribed a senior manager of a development company to get priority access to a property launch was sentenced to 12 weeks' jail and a total fine of $100,000 on Tuesday (May 31). Goh Chan Chong, 40, was convicted after a 10-day trial in February this year of giving $50,000 on each of two occasions to reward United Engineers Developments' senior manager Suhaimi Amin for providing invitation cards for the launch of The Rochester in North Buona Vista in 2007. Goh, now unemployed, is appealing against the conviction and sentence, and is out on $45,000 bail. He has an outstanding third charge, which will go for a pre-trial conference. Mr Suhaimi, 53, was fined $60,000 in December 2014 after he admitted to one of two counts of corruptly receiving $50,000 from Goh. He returned the amount to Goh in May 2008. The court was told that sometime befo...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/ex-pro...

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