Dear A.S.S. Editor
An ex-IRAS staff was jailed for six months after he was found guilty of accessing the agency’s database wihtout authorisation.
Jasmine Ab Kadir, who was a former temporary tax assistant at IRAS, wnet into the database 238 times in three days to get information on his wife and family members. The offences were carried out between 16 May and 23 May 2016. He was going through a divorce with his wife at the time. Jasmine is now an engineer with the LTA.
It was reported that he had committed the offences out of sheer desperation, as his wife had suddenly left their matrimonial home with his three year old son. He was desperate to find his son, and thus used the database to to retrieve information relating to his wife and her family members, including the business the wife owns.