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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.
I noticed that the CPIB also investigate non-corruption offences? Why is that so?
Under the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241, the CPIB is empowered to investigate non-corruption related seizable offences which are disclosed in the course of investigating corruption offences.
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.
Are both the giver and receiver of the bribe money guilty of corruption?
Yes, it is an offence to give or receive a bribe.
What happens if the receiver of the bribe is not in a position to carry out the favour asked by the giver?
The receiver of the bribe can be charged and convicted of corruption even if he/she is not in the position to carry out the favour asked by the giver of the bribe.
If a Singaporean commits a corruption offence abroad, is he punishable under the Prevention of Corruption Act?
Yes, the Act has extra-territorial powers over a Singapore citizen to deal with corrupt acts outside Singapore as though it were committed in Singapore. Non-citizens may be investigated and prosecuted in Singapore if they abet the commission of a corruption offence related to Singapore.
I am interested to learn more about corruption, and what I can do to prevent corruption. Where can I turn to for information?
The CPIB website covers a comprehensive range of information about corruption.
We conduct Learning Journeys for students and Corruption Prevention Talks for both public and private organisations. Please refer to the e-Booking for Learning Journey and e-Booking for Public Education Talk for more details.
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.
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