Workers at crematorium in trouble over red packets

CPIB questions some over practice of accepting gifts from bereaved families at Mandai facility

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

Crematorium workers who take red packets from bereaved families and funeral directors who pass them on to these workers are now in trouble with the authorities over this practice at the government-run Mandai Crematorium.

In the past week, more than 20 workers from private funeral businesses as well as crematorium workers have reportedly been hauled up by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB ), said Shin Min Daily News yesterday.

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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 'Workers at crematorium in trouble over red packets'. Subscribe