Disgraced former Ang Mo Kio Town Council general manager and secretary, Wong Chee Meng aka Victor Wong, has been charged with corruption.
The 58-year-old who has since been sacked from his post at AMKTC now faces 55 counts of corruptly accepting gratification worth about S$107,000 in total from the director of 2 building firms, 19-ANC Enterprise and 19-NS2 Enterprise, in exchange for advancing the business interests of the firms with the town council.
These alleged bribes include overseas remittances to his mistress in China, a job for his daughter-in-law, entertainment expenses at KTV lounges, a S$13,500 discount on the purchase price of a car and the use of a mobile phone line.
The alleged offences took place between December 2014 and September 2016.
The case put the shoddy state of corporate governance in AMKTC in the spotlight – while serving as the GM of AMKTC, Wong also worked for CPG Facilities Management which was the managing agent of AMKTC, raising issues of conflict of interest.
He was removed from duty after the town council received a complaint about him in September 2016 over “the way he handles contracts and dealings in the town council”.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is the MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC and serves on the Board of AMKTC.
The 62-year-old also faces one charge of abetment by conspiring with 19-ANC’s project director Yip Fong Yin to corruptly give Wong the $$13,500 car purchase discount in December 2014.
Chia’s companies also each face one charge of conspiring to corruptly give Wong gratification to advance their business interests with the town council.