ST Marine still allowed to bid for government contracts despite 2014 graft scandal

Company not debarred as its 2014 graft case did not involve public tenders, says ministry

ST Marine, which was involved in one of the largest corporate graft scandals that first broke in 2014, is still allowed to procure government contracts as investigations by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) did not find corruption offences related to any government agency or contract.

The Ministry of Finance said this in response to queries from The Straits Times. A spokesman said the current policy is to debar suppliers convicted of corruption involving public tenders where the Government suffered losses or harm.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 19, 2019, with the headline 'ST Marine still allowed to bid for govt contracts'. Subscribe