Retired JTC executive jailed for corruption

A retired executive of Jurong Town Corporation (JTC), Marzuki Ahmad, 63, was jailed for eight months, on Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013, for accepting $31,500 in bribes from a manager of three foreign worker dormitories some four years ago. -- ST PHOTO
A retired executive of Jurong Town Corporation (JTC), Marzuki Ahmad, 63, was jailed for eight months, on Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013, for accepting $31,500 in bribes from a manager of three foreign worker dormitories some four years ago. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

A retired executive of Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) was jailed for eight months on Wednesday for accepting $31,500 in bribes from a manager of three foreign worker dormitories some four years ago.

In return, Marzuki Ahmad, then an assistant property executive promised to "take care" of dormitory manager Allen Chew Wee Kiang.

Both men understood this to mean that Marzuki would help out if any infringements were discovered at the three premises in Fan Yoong Road in Jurong.

He first received $1,500 in July 2007. In January 2008, he got $20,000. Three months later, he asked for $5,000 but accepted Chew's plan to pay him a $1,000 bribe a month from May onwards. This continued till February 2009.

The court also ordered Marzuki, 63, to pay a penalty of $25,000 - the amount of bribes he had accepted in the six charges he pleaded guilty to.

Seven other charges were taken into consideration by District Judge Lim Tse Haw in sentencing him.

Chew, 40, was jailed for a year in January last year for bribing Marzuki.

He was jailed another two years for housebreaking offences.