(29 Apr 2021) A former manager from the National Library Board (NLB) was jailed for four years and four months on Thursday (April 29), after pleading guilty last year to taking S$581,730 in bribes from an ex-employee.
Prosecutors said that the total sum of gratification that Ivan Koh Siong Wee took is “an amount of bribes that is rarely seen in public sector corruption cases in Singapore”.
The 51-year-old was ordered to pay a penalty as well of S$229,000 — the amount for which he did not repay Low Pok Woen.
Koh accepted the money from Low from 2005 to 2009, in order to advance the business interests of three of Low’s digital content providers.
Low, 52, was jailed for two years on Thursday.
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