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Ex-MFA protocol chief expected to plead guilty in Feb 17 mention

Published on Jan 29, 2014 10:02 AM
 
Lim Cheng Hoe, the former Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) protocol chief at the heart of a pineapple tarts scandal is expected to plead guilty to cheating, at a mention in three weeks. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

The former Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) protocol chief at the heart of a pineapple tarts scandal is expected to plead guilty to cheating, at a mention in three weeks.

Lim Cheng Hoe, 60, first indicated his intention through his lawyers at a pre-trial conference earlier this month. He has not changed his position as of Wednesday, when parties met again to confirm the mention date.

The plea mention for Lim, who is represented by Mr Philip Fong and Mr Nicklaus Tan of Harry Elias Partnership, is scheduled for 11am on February 17, at Subordinate Court 12.

The public service veteran of 38 years faces 60 charges of cheating the Government of about $89,000 - 56 of which involve the ministry and the other four, a separate government unit that handles reimbursements.

 
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