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Former CNB chief Ng Boon Gay retired from public service: Ministry of Home Affairs

Published on Jan 29, 2014 7:15 PM
 
Former Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) director Ng Boon Gay at the Subordinate Courts, on Nov 20 2012. Former Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) chief Ng Boon Gay, who was acquitted of corruption last year, has been retired from public service effective Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014. -- ST FILE PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

Former Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) chief Ng Boon Gay, who was acquitted of corruption last year, has been retired from public service effective Wednesday.

The decision by the Public Service Commission follows the conclusion of internal civil service disciplinary proceedings and was made "in the public interest", said a Home Affairs Ministry spokesman on Wednesday following queries from The Straits Times.

The 47-year-old former Public Service Commission scholarship holder had faced four counts of corruptly obtaining sexual favours from Ms Cecilia Sue in exchange for furthering the business interests of her then-employers. The trial had gripped the nation early last year for saucy text messages between the duo.

He was interdicted in January 2012, which includes suspension from duty and the docking of pay, after he was arrested by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau for graft investigations about a month earlier.