SLA Director Pocketed Twelve Million Dollars

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A 40-year-old SLA (Singapore Land Authority) executive, Mr. Koh Seah Wee, found a “Lohbang” (gap) in the Statutory Board’s procurement system. He then got SLA to pay large sums of money to 10 firms for computer and IT services for almost two-years from 2008 with no actual delivery. Seven of these companies were owned by a 31-year-old businessman. Mr. Koh then use the ill-gotten public money to buy his 38-year-old wife a flashy million dollar Lambo sports car and a million dollar freehold apartment Axis @ Siglap.

The authorities was able to recovered cash and assets worth about $10 million from Mr. Koh. Mr Koh is facing 249 charges of cheating the SLA of the millions. If convicted, he could be fined up to $10,000 and jailed up to 10 years on each count. Wow… he could be spending the next 2,490-years in jail. Another SLA manager, Christopher Lim Chai Meng (aka Chris Lim), will face 237 cheating charges. Mr. Lim was recently in the news for smashing up his rather expensive red sports car near the National Stadium. Another 31-year-old businessman and a former swimming instructor, Ho Yen Teck, will face 195 cheating charges.

Charges were also filed against 42-year-old Anthony Xavier Foo Doon Tong of Ribbons & Rolls Marketing Services Pte Ltd (HTK Technologies International Pte Ltd), 46-year-old Tan Peng Chong of Advent Enterprise Pte Ltd (a telephone cable services company) and three officers (48-year-old Png Teck Soon, 47-year-old Seah Hwee Thong and 42-year-old Tan Meng Teck) from TPL Communication (a business dealing with telephone equipment).

Off-site Photo: Koh Seah Wee @ OSIM Triathlon 2009.

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