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Civil Defence Force chief charged for sexual misconduct

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June 7, 2012:  Peter Lim was charged in court with having corruptly obtained sexual gratification from three women two vendors and a potential vendor on 10 occasions between May 2010 and November 2011, as inducement for showing favour by advancing the business interest of their companies with SCDF, said the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB).

Among other things, Lim, Former Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) chief,  is said to have obtained sexual gratification from Pang Chor Mui, the general manager of a vendor, Nimrod Engineering, on May 2 two years ago at a carpark at Stadium Walk

In April 2011, he was said to have obtained gratification with Esther Goh Tok Mui, the business development director of NCS, a vendor, in a carpark near Marina Bay Golf Course. The next month, he allegedly did the same at an apartment in Tanjong Rhu and a carpark near the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Lim allegedly went on to obtain sexual gratification on four more occasions from Goh at a Tanjong Rhu apartment and a flat in Clementi.

Over October and November 2011, he allegedly got sexual favours from another woman, Lee Wei Hoon, a director of potential vendor Singapore Radiation Centre in a carpark near East Coast Big Splash, and in a hotel in Paris, France.

Lim arrived at the Subordinate Courts in a black car yesterday and walked into the building alone. The 52-year-old, who did not enter a plea, is now out on S$10,000 (RM24,800) bail. He will return to court on July 5.

Lim could be jailed up to five years and fined the maximum S$100,000 (RM248,100) on each charge.

He was arrested on Jan 4 by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, two weeks after former Central Narcotics Bureau director Ng Boon Gay was nabbed.

Both men were investigated under the Prevention of Corruption Act over allegations of “serious personal misconduct”.

The cases involving the two former government scholars, who between them had served more than 40 years in the uniformed services, are understood to be separate investigations. – The Straits Times / Asia News Network