Man jailed 3 weeks for offering $500 in bribe to driving tester

SINGAPORE - A man was so desperate to pass his driving test, he decided to bribe his tester. 

But that did not go well for him. 

On Dec 15, 2016, Li Qi Gang took a driving test and had made several mistakes. He subsequently offered $500 to Goh King Seng, an Authorized Automotive Tester from Singapore Safety Driving Centre, to incentivise him to help Li pass the test. 

Goh, however, did not accept the bribe. Instead, he reported the matter to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau.

Li's attempt to offer a bribe is an offence punishable under Section 6(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Cap 241. He was today (June 21) sentenced to three weeks in jail for bribery. 

Anyone convicted of a corruption offence can be fined up to $100,000 or sentenced to imprisonment of up to five years or both.