SMRT is back in the news again.
The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) revealed that three current and former employees with SMRT trains have been charged with cheating offences.
Three of them conspired with each other to cheat SMRT trains to award contracts worth $9.8 million to two companies which they had an interest in.
The offences took place between 2007 and 2012.
The three involved are 52-year-old rail operator’s line manager Zulkifli Marwi, 59-year-old former assistant engineer Zakaria Mohamed Shariff and 61-year-old former manager Jamalludin Jumari.
The fourth person, 60-year-old director of Enovation Industries Akbar Ali Tambishahib, also faced the same charges.
Jamalludin had absconded in 2013 but was recently found in Malaysia and brought back to Singapore to be charged.
The CPIB said they will have to face the full brunt of the law for cheating their employers to receive personal gains.
The offenders can be jailed up to 10 years and fined for each charge. They will be back in court on Jan 15, 2018.