A former Keppel Offshore & Marine (KOM) lawyer drafted contracts used to pay bribes to Brazilian officials after "discussing the economic terms" with his seniors at Keppel and "acting in agreement" with them and others at the Singapore company. Jeffery Shiu Chow, 59, who had been a lawyer with KOM's legal department for over 25 years, was also allowed to return to Singapore to assist with investigations into one of the biggest corruption cases here.
SINGAPORE - A former Keppel Offshore & Marine (KOM) lawyer said he drafted contracts used to pay bribes to Brazilian officials after "discussing the economic terms" with his seniors at Keppel and "acting in agreement" with them and others at the Singapore company. Jeffrey Shiu Chow, 59, who had been a lawyer with KOM's legal department for over 25 years, was also allowed to return to Singapore to assist with investigations.
For almost 45 minutes yesterday, Parliament debated one of the biggest corruption scandals that involved a Singapore company. Keppel Offshore & Marine (KOM), a unit of listed Keppel Corp, made US$55 million (S$73 million) in corrupt payments to land contracts in Brazil. Under a global resolution with the authorities of the United States, Brazil and Singapore, it has to pay fines totalling US$422 million.
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