Sembcorp Marine commercial executive charged with bribery offences

  • A commercial executive from Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard was charged this week with taking or attempting to obtain bribes totalling more than S$200,000 over a period of six years.
  • Balakrishnan Govindasamy, 61, was said to have corruptly obtained and attempted to obtain gratifications in the form of cash totalling at least S$202,877 between 2015 and 2021, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) said.
  • “These gratifications were meant as an inducement or reward for advancing the business interests of these contractors with Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard,” said CPIB.
  • In response to CNA’s queries, Seatrium (previously Sembcorp) said it understands a former employee has been charged in court and is fully cooperating with the authorities.

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