Indian origin man gets jail in Singapore

Singapore, April 24 (IANS) A former Indian-origin safety supervisor in a Singapore firm was fined 650 Singapore dollars and sentenced to a month in jail by a court on charges of accepting bribes.

Sinnathuray P. Shumanagam, who worked as a safety supervisor for Bovis Lend Lease Pharmaceutical, a leading firm in making pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life science facilities, pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe of Singaporean $250 in 2007 from a safety supervisor of a sub-contractor in exchange for permission to hoist a 40-foot container from a lorry without proper lifting supervisor and rigging crew, The Straits Times reported.

Shumanganam, 50, also pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe of S$300 from the safety coordinator of another sub-contractor in exchange for permission to let the firm's workers carry out welding work without going through a safety induction course.

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