Former ST Marine official sentenced to 16 weeks jail

A court in Singapore has sentenced Tan Mong Seng, former president of commercial affairs of Singapore shipbuilder ST Marine, to jail for 16 weeks for 101 charges of making false entries in the company’s petty cash vouchers.

The illicit payments in the charges amounted to S$419,994 ($299,589).

Tan, along with Mok Kim Whang and former ST Marine senior president and former ST Marine chief operating officier Han Yew Kwang, were charged with corruption in 2014 and 2015 for making false claims as reimbursement of entertainment expenses.

The three men are among seven former ST Marine senior officials who have been charged over corruption. Tan is the sixth person to have been sentenced.

A pre-trial conference has been scheduled on April 27 for Tan’s remaining 345 charges, which were stood down during his trial.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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