Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Prime Minister whether it is in the public interest to disclose the names of the six former management staff of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (KOM) who are given stern warnings for their roles in the giving of S$73 million bribes to officials from the Brazilian state-owned corporation Petroleo Brasileiro SA, notwithstanding the practice of not disclosing the names of persons who have been given stern warnings.
Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Prime Minister (a) how did the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau arrive at the decision to issue stern warnings to the six former management staff of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (KOM) given the size of the bribes given to officials from the Brazilian state-owned corporation Petroleo Brasileiro SA which amounted to S$73 million and the size of the fine KOM paid which amounted to US$422 million; and (b) whether a detailed account of the facts behind the bribes payment can be provided.
Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Prime Minister since the conclusion of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement between Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited and the United States Department of Justice in December 2017 (a) how many times has CPIB reached out to witnesses overseas or sought to obtain documents located overseas; (b) when did these actions take place; and (c) what have the responses of the overseas witnesses or organisations been when contacted.
Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Prime Minister (a) why is CPIB not naming the six former senior management staff of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited who have been issued stern warnings in lieu of prosecution for offences punishable under the Prevention of Corruption Act; and (b) whether their ages and nationalities can be revealed.
Ms Indranee Rajah (for the Prime Minister): These questions have been addressed in my reply to Question Nos 23 to 39 for Oral Answer on the Order Paper for 6 February 2023. [Please refer to “Findings from Keppel Offshore & Marine Corruption Probe”, Official Report, 6 February 2023, Vol 95, Issue 81, Oral Answers to Questions section.]
Prime Minister’s Office
7 February 2023