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Ex-SCDF chief Peter Lim's corruption trial extended by four days

Published on Feb 25, 2013 1:38 PM
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The corruption trial of former civil defence chief Peter Lim Sin Pang will resume on March 15 with more days added to the trial to hear from witnesses. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

The corruption trial of former civil defence chief Peter Lim Sin Pang will resume on March 15 with more days added to the trial to hear from witnesses.

Instead of eight days, the trial will now stretch into 12 days. The prosecution has added more names to its witness list. It is likely to call more Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers before its star witness Pang Chor Mui takes the stand.

The trial will run from March 15 to March 27, with breaks in between.

Lim is facing one charge of corruption for obtaining oral sex from Ms Pang, who was the general manager of Nimrod Engineering, in exchange for furthering the interests of her then-employer.

The tryst is said to have happened on or around March 2, 2010 at a carpark in Stadium Walk.

The prosecution has linked this to an SCDF tender that her company bid for a year later. But defence lawyers maintain that Lim and Pang, both married, were merely friends who had flirted with and teased each other, resulting in a one-off sexual encounter.

Nine other charges against Lim, involving two other senior executives from technology firm Singapore Radiation Centre and IT firm NCS, have been stood down to be dealt with separately.