Jun 14, 2013

    Ex-SCDF chief gets 6 months' jail for graft

    FORMER Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) chief Peter Lim Sin Pang, who was found guilty of corruption last month, was sentenced to six months in jail yesterday.

    In sentencing Lim, District Judge Hamidah Ibrahim said a fine in this case "would not be appropriate, as it would trivialise the severity of corruption", said an online report by The Straits Times.

    Lim, 53, was convicted of one count of corruption for his sexual encounter with Ms Angie Pang Chor Mui, 49, on May 2, 2010, in exchange for furthering the business interests of her then employer, Nimrod Engineering.

    But, in a dramatic twist during his sentencing hearing last Friday, Lim admitted to seven other trysts with two other women - Ms Esther Goh Tok Mui and Ms Kelly Lee Wei Hoon, both in their 40s.

    They were working for information-technology firm NCS and technology company Singapore Radiation Centre respectively, both of which were vendors of the SCDF.

    Lim faced 10 charges of corruption - nine of which were initially stood down to a later date when he claimed trial.

    The prosecution agreed to have seven of those charges, which he confessed to, taken into consideration for sentencing, and the other two withdrawn.