Two men charged for bribing others to cut corners in enforcing workplace safety rules
Two men, who tried to bribe others to cut corners when they had to enforce workplace safety rules, have been charged in court.
David Rowell Foo, 59, faces two corruption charges while Chan Kwai Kwok, 57, faces one count.
Both men are accused of attempting to bribe an assessor, Mr Mohammad Sadli Ghorsnain.
At that time, Mr Sadli was in charge of enforcing workplace safety regulations for a Radiation Delay Tank System project.
In 2009, Chan, who owns Program Engineering Pte Ltd, was engaged by Mr Ganendra Ariyathavaratnam for the project.
Chan then roped in Success Construction Pte Ltd, where Foo was employed, to work on the same project (Radiation Delay Tank System).
The building of the Radiation Delay Tank System was in a confined space.
Some time in September 2009, Mr Sadli stopped Success Construction from working on the Radiation Delay Tank System as some of its workers were not qualified to carry out work in a confined area.
So Foo tried to bribe Mr Sadli into letting his workers continue their work.
But Mr Sadli rejected the offer.
In mid-September, Foo proposed to Chan to get money from Mr Ganendra to pay Mr Sadli.
Then Foo made the request to Mr Ganendra, who also rejected the idea.
Chan told the court this morning that he intends to plead guilty.
His case will be mentioned again on Sept 11.
Meanwhile, Foo has applied for permission to leave Singapore.
Earlier, he told the court he will be leaving for China tonight and will only be back later this month.
The court has granted leave and Foo's case will be mentioned again on Oct 2.
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