Two more charged in ST Marine corruption scandal

Singapore: Two former employees of Singapore Technologies Marine have been charged and will appear in court today according to Singapore’s Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau.

Tan Mong Seng is charged on a count of engaging in a conspiracy to corruptly give gratification to an agent of Korea’s Hyundai Engineering and Construction amounting to S$43,721 ($32.5k) while in his role of president of commercial business.

Former chief operating officer, Han Yew Kwang, has been charged with eight counts of engaging in a conspiracy to corruptly give gratification to agents of ST Marine’s customers, amounting to $790,772 ($58.7k).

Tan and Han join five other former ST Marine employees who have been charged with offences related to the granting of ship repair contracts.

The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau started investigations on certain transactions involving former and current employees of ST Marine in 2011.


Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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