Pinoy woman ‘FT’ charged for bribing two police officers with $20
Posted by temasektimes on October 10, 2012
A 26-year-old Filipino woman has been charged with bribing two Singaporean police officers.
According to court documents, Prisibelle Pascua Abalos is said to have offered S$20 to Corporal Fatin Hazirah Mustaffa and Staff Sergeant Yves Yeo Mingshu on August 22 this year after she was caught littering near Orchard Towers.
Under the Prevention of Corruption Act, Abalos can be fined up to S$100,000 and jailed up to five years if convicted.
It is a common practice in the Philippines to offer bribes to law-enforcing officers. The Singapore government should do more to ‘educate’ its precious ‘FTs’ like Abalos to ensure they do not bring their ‘good’ habits back home here.