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Ex-ICA specialist jailed four months for corruption

Published on Apr 15, 2014 4:27 PM

A former Immigration and Checkpoints Authority specialist was jailed for four months on Tuesday for corruptly accepting $50 to grant two foreigners visit passes. He was also ordered to pay a penalty of $150, which was the total amount of bribes he took.

Nor Hidayat Mohamed Hussain, 26, now a fire control technician, was one of four ICA officers charged earlier this year with corruption.

He admitted to corruptly accepting $50 from his colleague, Mohammed Mustaffa Mohabat Ali, 29, on Nov 4, 2010 in return for granting a 30-day social visit pass to two Filipinas so they could enter Singapore at Tuas Checkpoint.

Another similar charge involving $100 was taken into consideration.

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