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Estate agent in Singapore fined $5,000 for abetting Narcotics officer to commit computer misuse

Published on Mar 24, 2014 12:46 PM
 
An estate agent was fined a maximum of $5,000 on Monday for abetting a Central Narcotics Bureau officer to misuse the bureau's computer system to get information on a Singaporean whose wife was seeking a divorce. -- ST GRAPHICS

SINGAPORE - An estate agent was fined a maximum of $5,000 on Monday for abetting a Central Narcotics Bureau officer to misuse the bureau's computer system to get information on a Singaporean whose wife was seeking a divorce.

Lim Wui Kiat, 36, admitted to instigating staff sergeant Ho Kian Chong, 40, to unlawfully access the data contained in the bureau's Integrated Drug Enforcement Administrative System (IDEAS), which displayed the details of one Hee Hoi Weng in May 2010.

A district court heard that in October 2009, Lim introduced a Vietnamese woman, Ms Doan Thi Kieu Giang, to his friend, Ho.

Ms Giang, who was married to Mr Hee, wanted a divorce but did not know where her husband was living and asked Lim for help to get her husband's address in order to send him a lawyer's letter for the divorce.

 
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