Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Prime Minister whether he can provide an update on (i) the status of the investigation by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) in respect of the Singaporeans involved in the Keppel Offshore & Marine (KOM) corruption case since the requests for Mutual Legal Assistance have been sent out and (ii) the actions which have been taken against responsible individuals to date.
Ms Indranee Rajah (for the Prime Minister): The Keppel Offshore and Marine case is complex and transnational in nature, involving multiple foreign authorities and several more potential witnesses based overseas. We have requested further Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) from foreign authorities to obtain additional information from these witnesses and are still awaiting the response to these requests. How quickly and to what extent our requests will be acceded to are dependent on the foreign authorities to which the requests were made.
CPIB will spare no effort to complete the investigations against the individuals involved.
Prime Minister’s Office
14 February 2022