Ex-GM of town council charged with corruption

Former general manager and secretary of Ang Mo Kio Town Council Wong Chee Meng, who allegedly took bribes totalling about $107,000 from directors of two building firms, was charged with corruption on March 14, 2018.
Former general manager and secretary of Ang Mo Kio Town Council Wong Chee Meng, who allegedly took bribes totalling about $107,000 from directors of two building firms, was charged with corruption on March 14, 2018. ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

A former general manager and secretary of Ang Mo Kio Town Council, who allegedly took bribes totalling about $107,000 from directors of two building firms, was charged with corruption yesterday.

Wong Chee Meng, 58, also known as Victor Wong, faces 55 counts of corruptly accepting gratification from Chia Sin Lan, director of 19-ANC Enterprise and 19-NS2 Enterprise, and Ms Yip Fong Yin, a director of 19-NS2.

The alleged bribes were given to advance the business interests of the two firms with the town council.

They included overseas remittances to Wong's mistress in China and entertainment expenses at KTV lounges. Wong, who is out on $100,000 bail, said he intends to claim trial.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 15, 2018, with the headline 'Ex-GM of town council charged with corruption'. Print Edition | Subscribe