Two men arrested for fighting and attempting to bribe police officers

SINGAPORE - Police arrested two men on Sunday for fighting, and one of them tried to bribe the police officers with cigarettes while being questioned.

Instead of getting off the hook, the man got an additional charge for attempted bribery, after voluntary special constable Corporal Jeremy Koh and special constable Sergeant Allan Tay rejected his offer.

The officers were responding to a case of fighting around Kim Chuan Road on Sunday afternoon. They spotted the suspects, aged 40 and 44, and proceeded to interview them. But the 44-year-old suspect tried to bribe the officers by offering them two unopened packets of cigarettes. Both men were arrested.

The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau will be investigating the 44-year-old for attempted bribery.

If convicted of affray, they will be jailed up to one year and fined up to $5,000.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Lian Ghim Hua, commander of Ang Mo Kio Police Division, commended both officers for their integrity. He said: "Their act is a testament to the high level of integrity in the Singapore Police Force."