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Ex-CNB chief on trial

Prosecutors call 3 CPIB officers to testify in court

Published on Oct 6, 2012 6:00 AM

Prosecutors have confirmed that they will call three Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) officers to testify in the sex-for-contracts corruption trial of Ng Boon Gay.

These officers had recorded the statements of Ms Cecilia Sue, the prosecution's star witness, during the graft agency's probe into the case against Ng, the Central Narcotics Bureau's former chief.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Tan Ken Hwee, who spoke to the media after yesterday's pre-trial conference, did not name the officers or indicate what they will be giving evidence on. But the decision to summon them for the hearing is believed to have been taken after the prosecution reviewed the evidence presented by witnesses over the first six days of the high-profile trial.

It also comes after the prosecution made the shock move on Monday of applying to the court to disregard parts of Ms Sue's oral testimony and replace them with what she said in five statements recorded by the CPIB officers.

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