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Former Marriot chef jailed for accepting bribes from supplier

Published on Oct 30, 2012 5:52 PM
 
Chik Ka Chung, former executive Chinese chef of Singapore Marriott Hotel, was sentenced to 4 months' jail for accepting $177,704 in bribes from a seafood supplier. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

THE first chef here to win a prestigious culinary award three times was jailed for four months on Tuesday for pocketing bribes from a seafood supplier.

Chik Ka Chung, 48, former executive Chinese chef of Singapore Marriott Hotel, was also ordered to pay a penalty of $177,704, which is the total amount he received. If not, he has to serve the default sentence of a further 18 weeks in jail.

Through the court's interpreter, he told District Judge Chay Yuen Fatt that he was very sorry for hurting his family and the hotel he had worked for.

"I told my children this morning that I've done wrong and I must accept the consequences," he said. He has a son, 12, and a daughter, 14.

 
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