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Cop jailed 18 weeks for illegal access of Ministry of Home Affairs computer system

Published on Feb 24, 2014 3:11 PM

A police sergeant who illegally accessed the Ministry of Home Affairs' computer system to find out if his wife's former lover had filed a report against him was jailed for 18 weeks on Monday.

Lim Ming Kian, 30, of the Central Police Division's Compliance Management Unit, pleaded guilty to 12 counts of knowingly misusing a computer system belonging to the police. He secured unauthorised access to data from the Frontline Officers' Computerised System (Focus) between July and November 2011. Focus enables authorised officers to lodge police reports and carry out searches on reports filed by members of the public.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Tang Shangjun said two months after Lim's marriage in 2011, his wife asked for a divorce.

Lim did not know then that she had been having an affair with one Nicholas Lee Ming Hong, 30, from April to June that year.

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