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Sex-for-contracts case: CPIB officers set to take stand

Trial resuming on Wednesday should give clue as to whether witness was lying

Published on Oct 30, 2012 6:00 AM

The corruption trial of former top cop Ng Boon Gay resumes on Wednesday and while the woman at the centre of the case is not slated to appear in court any more, her shadow will loom large over the proceedings.

A clearer picture of whether Ms Cecilia Sue was lying in court a month ago, or to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) in earlier statements, should emerge in the following three days of the sex-for-contracts case.

Three anti-graft officers who recorded her statements, major portions of which pointed to an affair with Ng, will take the stand. They were not on the prosecution's initial list of five witnesses, and the decision to summon them was taken after the first part of the trial ended on Oct 2.

Their testimony will likely revolve around the veracity of Ms Sue's CPIB statements, and whether she was coerced to give information. These questions cropped up when the 36-year-old was grilled by defence lawyer Tan Chee Meng and Deputy Public Prosecutor Tan Ken Hwee.

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