Red packets for crematorium workers: More than just a gift?

Crematorium workers allegedly gave preferential treatment to some in return for red packets

ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Crematorium workers involved in a corruption probe did allegedly give preferential treatment to funeral directors for funerary arrangements in return for red packets from them, said the National Environment Agency (NEA).

The agency gave this update in a statement on Friday that sheds more light on the ongoing probe by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) involving more than 20 workers from the NEA-run Mandai Crematorium and private funeral businesses.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 10, 2019, with the headline 'More than just a gift?'. Print Edition | Subscribe