CPIB to follow police and CNB in enforcing tighter restrictions on casino visits by officers
Published on Jul 26, 2013 3:22 PM
There is currently no blanket ban on public officers visiting the two casinos here, but the police and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) already have strict rules for their officers in this area.
The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) will also follow the men-in-blue by imposing tighter restrictions for its officers very soon.
The move comes after one of its senior officers was charged in court this week with gambling away funds he had siphoned from the anti-graft agency's account to feed his gambling habit at the Marina Bay Sands casino.
In a statement on Friday, the Public Service Division (PSD) said public officers can visit casinos when they are off duty, and that "there is no across-the-board ban". But it is now reviewing if tighter rules with regard to that should be put in place for the wider public service.
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