- Ivan Koh Siong Wee took bribes from his ex-employee
- Koh told Low Pok Woen to explore providing digital content to NLB
- NLB procured almost S$6 million in digital resources from Low’s three firms
(4 Aug 2020) A former manager from the National Library Board (NLB) pleaded guilty on Tuesday (Aug 4) to taking S$581,730 in bribes in order to advance the business interests of three digital content providers run by an ex-employee.
Ivan Koh Siong Wee accepted the money from the companies’ director Low Pok Woen from 2005 to 2009.
Koh was either involved in or supervised NLB’s procurements from Low’s firms.
Low also kept detailed records, including spreadsheets and deposit slips of the bribes.
They were found out in February 2014 when the Auditor-General’s Office made an observation of “possible wrongdoing”.
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