Former BP bunker exec charged for corruption in Singapore

Chang Peng Hong Clarence, BP’s former eastern regional director for marine fuels, was charged today for taking S$5.65m ($3.98m) in bribes from the head of Pacific Prime Trading. Chang faces also another 19 charges of bribery.

Chang took the cash from Koh Seng Lee, the head of Pacific Prime Trading, in return for trying to advance Koh’s business interests with BP.

Chang faces a maximum fine of up to S$500,000, up to seven years’ jail, or both.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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