Brompton bike fiasco: NParks officer accused of lying to auditors claiming trial
The National Parks Board officer behind last year's Brompton bike procurement fiasco told the court on Friday that he will claim trial.
Bernard Lim Yong Soon, the NParks assistant director who oversaw the purchase, was charged in court on Aug 29 with lying to auditors investigating the deal. The 41-year-old had allegedly denied that he was friends with a director from Bikehop, the supplier of the bicycles.
A second charge alleges that Lim had persuaded the director to provide the same false information to the auditors, who as a result of his lies did not look further into the relationship between the two men.
This happened sometime between June and July last year, when Lim was being questioned over the controversial purchase of the folding bicycles, which cost NParks $2,200 each. The case against him will be heard in court again on Oct 24.