Singapore’s Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau has, on Jan 26, replied to a letter in Singapore media outlet Today stating it cannot comment on the ongoing probe into a corruption scandal involving Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M). 

The response came after Professor Sattar Bawany, CEO of the Disruptive Leadership Institute, called on the Bureau to disclose the status of the probe via a Jan 20 letter in Today.

CPIB said they understand the writer’s concerns, but “cannot comment or provide status updates on ongoing cases so as to protect the integrity of investigations, which are confidential in nature and to avoid prejudicing any prosecutorial decision that might follow.” 

In 2017, Keppel O&M was fined US$422 million after it was revealed to have been involved in an international corruption scandal that took place between 2001 and 2014, with bribes amounting up to US$55 million.

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