Chinese national gets 3 months' jail for attempting to bribe 4 police officers

Chinese national gets 3 months' jail for attempting to bribe 4 police officers

SINGAPORE - A female Chinese national, Yang Ming Juan, has been sentenced to 3 months' imprisonment for attempting to bribe police officers with $2,349, said the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) in a statement on Wednesday.

CPIB said that the woman had offered the money to four police officers Tay Jia Ying Jasmine, Chia Chye Kiat, Phua Tien Soon Francis and Woon Jian Hong, to induce them into releasing her from police custody.

Yang was charged with two counts of attempting to bribe police officers on Dec 5 last year and pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of "corruptly offering gratification to a police officer". The court also took her other offence into consideration for the sentencing.

CPIB added that it is an offence to bribe, or attempt to bribe, public officers in Singapore.

Anyone found guilty of a corruption offence will face a fine of up to $100,000, a jail term of up to five years, or both.

minlee@sph.com.sg

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