Crematorium workers probed over red packets

One of the signs put up at Mandai Crematorium to remind the public not to offer money or gifts to the employees. Workers at the government-run Mandai Crematorium are not allowed to receive cash or gifts, but some industry insiders said the illegal pr
One of the signs put up at Mandai Crematorium to remind the public not to offer money or gifts to the employees. LIANHE ZAOBAO FILE PHOTOS

Mandai Crematorium workers who received red packets from bereaved families, and funeral directors who helped convey such red packets to them, are the subjects of a Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau probe.

Checks by The Straits Times found at least three workers from different companies were called in for questioning by the CPIB this week, while another two were questioned as witnesses. The three were later released on bail.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 02, 2019, with the headline 'Crematorium workers probed over red packets'. Print Edition | Subscribe