Singapore authorities have charged three men, including two former employees of Japanese offshore company Modec, for alleged corruption, cheating and money laundering offences.

The three were named as Harish Singhal, 59, a construction manager at Modec Offshore Productions System (MOPS), Gopinath Kuppusamy, 52, chief engineer at MOPS and Kottaki Srinivas Patnaik, 53, director of Neptune Ship Management at the material time.

Between 2011 and 2016, Harish is alleged to have conspired with four others to corruptly accept gratifications totalling about $942,000 and SGD 165,000 ($120,000) from Patnaik as a “reward for advancing the business interest of Neptune with MOPS”.