The Straits Times
Published on Dec 21, 2012

Ex-director jailed and fined $30,000 for corruption


A former director of a sea freight services company was sentenced to four weeks' jail and fined $30,000 on Friday for corruption.

Tan Tuck Soo, 65, then a director of Assets Shipowners and Managers (Asom), had pleaded guilty to corruptly agreeing to give bribes to Willy Teo See Khiang, then executive director of Australian-registered Phosphate Resources (PRL), to ensure that the company charters vessels from Asom and its related companies for the shipping of phosphate from Phosphate Resources in 1999.

Teo was also managing director of Phosphate Resources's subsidiary in Singapore.

PRL was in the business of phosphate mining on Christmas Island.