Tan Kok Kiong (left) and Thomas Teh
28 January 2021
Tan Kok Kiong, a professor with National University of Singapore (NUS’) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the time of the offences, is said to have submitted fraudulent claims amounting to about S$100,000 between 2012 and 2019.
In a statement, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) said that he generated false invoices and inflated the price of goods and services he procured for the lab. Some of his claims were not related to his research grants.
He was charged with 32 counts of forgery and five counts of cheating.
In an unrelated case, Teh Kok Hiong Thomas, a research fellow at NUS’ Department of Biomedical Engineering at the time of his offences submitted fake claims to the tune of S$41,000. This happened between 2010 and 2018. He claimed travel expenses and work related expenses to which he was not entitled to. Thus he cheated the approving officers. He is charged with 22 counts of cheating and five counts of forgery.
Tan’s case has been adjourned to March 4 while Teh’s case will be mentioned again on February 25.
An NUS spokesman said that the two individuals were no longer employed by the university. He did not want to make any further comment as the case was now before the courts.
Today online reported.