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Ex-security officer jailed for accepting S$10 bribe

 A former Certis Cisco security officer was sentenced to jail for a week and made to pay a penalty of S$10 for accepting a bribe from a domestic helper.

SINGAPORE: A former Certis Cisco security officer was sentenced to jail for a week and made to pay a penalty of S$10 for accepting a bribe from a domestic helper.

On January 19, Kalaiarasan Muniandy, a 22-year-old Malaysian, was carrying out his duties at Paya Lebar MRT station when he spotted the woman drinking water.

Kalaiarasan told her that she would be issued with a summons of S$300 for doing so and took down her particulars.

When the helper told him she was unable to pay the fine as she only had S$10 with her, the officer took the money and told her to leave.

When the helper's employer found out about the incident, she lodged a police report and the case was referred to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau.

The maximum sentence for corruption is a fine of S$100,000 and a five-year jail term.  

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