Victor Wong, the former general manager of Ang Mo Kio Town Council, has been slapped with a 27-month jail sentence for corruption.
During sentencing, District Judge John Ng called the 59-year-old’s corrupt acts “particularly reprehensible” as he knew the town council’s code of conduct and yet broke it.
Said the judge:
“Instead of giving a good example … he had acted hypocritically.”
At the time, Wong was also an employee of CPG Facilities Management, which serves as the managing agent of AMKTC.
Wong’s partner in crime, 64-year-old Chia Sin Lan, was jailed for 21 months.
Chia’s 2 companies – 19-ANC and 19-NS2 – provided construction services to town councils.
He was found to have bribed Wong for those companies to be awarded more projects in AMKTC.
Those bribes, given between December 2014 and September 2016, came up to over S$86,000.
AMKTC is led by PAP MPs Ang Hin Kee and Darryl David – who serve as chairman and vice-chairman respectively.
The corruption scandal has led to greater public calls for scrutiny of their running of the town council, pertaining to due diligence in checking the accounts and issues related to conflict of interests in town council appointments.