Man Tries Bribing Nurse With $50 To 2nd Pfizer Jab At Choa Chu Kang
While most Singaporeans have already been fully vaccinated, there remains a minority that has yet to be inoculated and is subjected to vaccination-differentiated safe management measures (VDS)
To work around this, 34-year-old Tan Li Ming Kelvin attempted to bribe a nurse into falsifying that he had received his 2nd vaccine jab.
On Thursday (13 Jan), the Singaporean man was charged with corruption over the attempted bribery at Choa Chu Kang Community Centre.
If found guilty, he faces a fine of up to $100,000 and a jail term of up to 5 years.
Man tries bribing nurse at vaccination centre in Oct 2021
On 26 Oct 2021, Tan visited the vaccination centre at Choa Chu Kang Community Centre, reports The Straits Times (ST).
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There, he offered $50 to a part-time nurse to indicate in the healthcare database that he had received the 2nd dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
According to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, the nurse promptly rejected his offer. She then alerted her manager to the incident.
The police were subsequently informed and the case was referred to the bureau.
Man intends to contest corruption charge
On Thursday (13 Jan), Tan was charged in a district court for attempting to bribe the nurse into falsifying his vaccination records.
If found guilty of the graft charge, he faces a fine of up to $100,000 and a jail term of up to 5 years.
Tan reportedly intends to contest the corruption charge and has a pre-trial conference scheduled for 17 Feb.
Bribery is a serious offence
Vaccinations are crucial in our fight against Covid-19 and should not be taken lightly.
Needless to say, it’s a serious offence to lie about our vaccination status, let alone bribe frontline workers to falsify the records.
We hope this serves as a deterrence for others never to attempt anything similar or risk facing serious consequences.
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