Hospital's ex-deputy director charged with corruption

Hospital's ex-deputy director charged with corruption

SINGAPORE - Tan Tock Seng Hospital's (TTSH's) ex-deputy director Peh Chew Seng allegedly requested a bribe from a contractor in exchange for help to win a contract during his tenure.

Court documents state that in February 2009, Peh had asked for an unspecified amount from Executive Director of PBT Engineering Mr Phua Boon Kin, through one of the firm's employees, Mr Sim Keok Soon.

In return, Peh allegedly offered his assistance in helping PBT win the contract for the construction of a temporary office for the hospital next to TTSH's main building.

Peh is now working as a manager with SMRT.

The police initially set a $5,000 bail, which the court increased to $10,000 after Peh's lawyer told the court that his client would be going to Taiwan for a holiday next week.

yamadak@sph.com.sg

 

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