HOW ARE CORRUPTION AND BRIBERY OFFENCES HANDLED IN SINGAPORE?
Corruption and bribery offences are treated very seriously in Singapore because the country enjoys a well-deserved reputation for being corruption-free as the result of rigorous efforts and campaigns to combat and eradicate corruption in any form.
Corruption takes place when you receive, ask or give any gratification to induce a someone to do a favour with a corrupt intent. There are many types of gratification and common examples include money, sexual favours, properties, promises, services etc. Likewise, favours can take many different forms including asking for preferential treatment, inside or confidential information, special privileges, business opportunities and contracts etc.
In Singapore, the Prevention of Corruption act has extra-territorial effect which enables the authorities to prosecute Singapore nationals even if the corruption or bribery was committed overseas and not Singapore.
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