Home Briefs: Man charged with having air pistol

Man charged with having air pistol

An unemployed man was charged yesterday with having an air pistol when he committed criminal intimidation.

Muhammad Danial Mahmod, 24, is accused of threatening someone when he allegedly had a Glock 18C air pistol in a carpark off Block 24 Hougang Avenue 3 last Saturday.

If convicted of an offence under the Arms Offences Act, the penalty could be a jail term of up to life imprisonment and at least six strokes of the cane. The case will be mentioned on Nov 28.

Ex-manager fined over graft attempt

A former Micron Semiconductor manager was fined $30,000 yesterday for trying to solicit a bribe of more than $100,000 from a subcontractor.

Bernard Quek Joo Kwang, 57, was working as a tool installation manager when he tried to get a bribe of $108,072 from Mr Christoph Engel, managing director of Tialoc Singapore, in May last year, to further the business interests of the company.

Tialoc is in the business of exhaust installation and was Micron's subcontractor.

Initially, Quek asked for 5 per cent of the value of all existing projects, but lowered it to 1 to 2 per cent when told that Tialoc's profit margins were not very high.

The approximate value of the project awarded by Micron to Tialoc was $2.2 million, of which 5 per cent would have amounted to $108,072.

Elena Chong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 22, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Subscribe