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Ex-NEA officer jailed for tipping off brother on surprise inspection

Published on Jun 18, 2014 12:10 PM
Former National Environmental Agency officer Muhammad Alhaffif Mohamad Saifuddin (left), 28, was sentenced to 2 weeks' jail and his brother Muhammad Ramadan Mohamad Saifuddin, 25, was fined $1,000 for the tip-off that a surprise inspection would take place in the Arab Street area. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI 

SINGAPORE - A former environmental health officer who tipped off his younger brother that a surprise inspection would be carried out in the Arab Street area was sentenced to two weeks' jail on Wednesday.

Muhammad Alhaffif Mohamad Saifuddin, 28, was allowed to defer sentence until July 2.

His younger brother, Muhammad Ramadan, 25, was fined $1,500 for communicating the information which he was not authorised to receive to a restaurant owner.

Both brothers had pleaded guilty to their respective charges under the Official Secrets Act.

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