Corruption: Singapore seeks int. assistance with Brazilian-linked investigation
09 Jan 2018

Singapore: The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) is seeking the assistance of other authorities in the investigation into the Keppel Offshore and Marine (Keppel O&M) bribery and corruption scandal, Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah told Parliament on Monday (Jan 8).

Most of the documents and testimony attesting to this bribery are located over a variety of locations and jurisdictions. Ms Indranee said that the AGC will coordinate with foreign officials to obtain evidence.

The Government will act swiftly and efficiently, she said.

Members of Parliament questioned Ms Indranee concerning the bribery scandal involving Keppel Corp’s rig-building division, a scandal that has reached international levels.

Keppel O&M allegedly paid than more than US$50 million to authorities in Brazil to facilitate business transactions, within a span of 13 years. The company was given a fine of US$422 million (S$567 million).

– The Independent

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