Appointment of Director Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau

Prime Minister's Office | 21 August 2018

The President, acting in her discretion, has concurred with the advice of the Prime Minister to appoint Mr Denis Tang Siew Taeng (邓兆庭) as the Director, Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), with effect from 1 October 2018. He will succeed Mr Wong Hong Kuan who has served as Director, CPIB since 2013.

Mr Tang has served in several positions within the Home Team. He is currently Deputy Commissioner (Operations), Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Since joining ICA in 2016, Mr Denis Tang has led efforts to strengthen border security operations and sharpen ICA’s intelligence capabilities in the face of the continuing terror threat. He has also enhanced intelligence exchange with ICA’s foreign partners to fight terrorism and transnational crimes. He will leave ICA and join CPIB as its Director-Designate on 17 September 2018.

Appointed Director CPIB in 2013, Mr Wong strengthened the operational and investigations capability of the Bureau, as well as internal controls and governance. He led the Bureau to deal effectively with various high profile cases. Under his leadership, the Bureau made significant strides in engaging external partners and implemented initiatives to promote good governance and ethical business practices in the private sector. Mr Wong led a national working group comprising representatives from trade associations, industry bodies and academia to develop the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard. He set up the Corruption Reporting and Heritage Centre at Whitley Road to engage the public in the fight against corruption. On the international front, Mr Wong strengthened the Bureau’s partnership with international organizations as it continues to fight cross-border corrupt practices.

Mr Denis Tang Siew Taeng

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21 AUGUST 2018