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What does the CPIB do?
The CPIB is the only agency that is authorised to investigate into corruption offences.
Besides investigating into corruption offences, the CPIB also aims to prevent corruption in both the public and private sectors.
Is the giving of gifts on special or festive occasions considered corruption?
Broadly, corruption is receiving, asking for or giving any gratification to induce a person to do a favour with a corrupt intent. Therefore, it is not so straightforward without fully understanding the circumstances of the case, the individual facts and the intent of the parties involved. Each case must be assessed on its own merits to determine if it is a case of corruption. The act of giving a genuine gift (such as red packets) in itself without any corrupt intention is not considered corruption. However, if the gift is given secretly, or in a manner that attempts to avoid notice or attention with a view of securing personal special privilege or advantage and more so at the expense of the recipient’s principal’s/employer’s interest (i.e. resulting in a compromise of the recipient’s official duties), it may be deemed to be corrupt and hence an offence under the Prevention of Corruption Act. In giving gifts, especially if it involved parties whom one may have an official relationship with, one may want to consider being upfront with the recipient’s boss and employer. This would improve transparency and at the same time allow the recipient’s employer to assess if the recipient could be held beholden to the gifts.
Should you be in any doubt as to whether any particular transaction is corrupt, you can consult the CPIB Duty Officer at the CPIB HQ at 2 Lengkok Bahru, or the Corruption Reporting & Heritage Centre at 247 Whitley Road. Alternatively, you can call the Duty Officer at our hotline: 1800 – 3760000.
How do I check if there are any job vacancies at the CPIB?
Available positions will be published on the Careers@Gov portal. If you are interested in any of the available positions, please submit your application via the Careers@Gov portal.
What is a seizable offence?
Seizable offences refer to offences where the persons committing the offences can be arrested without a warrant of arrest. Non-seizable offences are those where a warrant of arrest has to be obtained before the arrest can be made.
How do I make a corruption report?
The CPIB takes a serious view of any corrupt practices in Singapore and will not hesitate to take action against any parties involved in corrupt practices. We strongly encourage those with information about corruption to use the following channels to reach us:
a) Come down personally or write to us at 2 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159047
b) Call CPIB Duty Officer at 1800-376-0000;
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e) Fax to us at: 6270 0320
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