Shipping Executive and Two Bunker Traders Charged With Corruption in Singapore

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Thursday June 9, 2022

Two bunker traders and a shipping company executive faced corruption charges at a Singapore court on Wednesday.

Ng Kit Sze and Gary Lim Wei Xiong of Integr8 Fuels are accused of accepting and giving bribes, while Ong Zhi Xian, assistant manager of Pacific International Lines, is accused of accepting bribes, local news provider the Straits Times reported on Wednesday.

Ng is accused of having received about $95,000 in total between 2016 and 2020 from Loke Kin Aun of Seven Seas Oil (Hong Kong) and a bunker trader identified only as Michael, from Taimin Petroleum & Chemicals, to advance their business interests with Integr8.

Ong is accused of accepting $1,200 in bribes from Lim on three occasions with the intention of advancing Integr8's business interests with PIL between December 2020 and March 2021.

The cases continue. Ong and Lim are scheduled for their next court dates on July 6, while Ng is scheduled for July 20, according to the report. Each corruption charge could result in a fine of up to $100,000, a prison sentence of up to five years, or both.