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Brompton bikes case: Former NParks officer to appeal conviction of lying to auditors

Published on Jun 12, 2014 4:57 PM
 
Former National Parks Board (NParks) assistant director Bernard Lim Yong Soon leaving the State Courts on June 10, 2014. Former National Parks Board (NParks) officer Bernard Lim Yong Soon is appealing his May 29 conviction for lying to the Ministry of National Development over his relationship with a bicycle firm director. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

SINGAPORE - Former National Parks Board (NParks) officer Bernard Lim Yong Soon is appealing his May 29 conviction for lying to the Ministry of National Development over his relationship with a bicycle firm director.

Lim was found guilty of the offence, in relation to a $57,200 bicycle deal, following a nine-day trial. The 42-year-old was fined $5,000 on Tuesday but spared jail, even though prosecutors asked for at least three to four months' imprisonment. He was also sacked by NParks.

However, the Attorney-General's Chambers filed a notice of appeal on Wednesday against the sentence. It also challenged Lim's acquittal on a second charge, of instigating a bicycle firm director to perpetuate the lie.

On Thursday, his lawyer Lawrence Ang said the defence had filed a notice of appeal for his conviction on the first charge. It is rare for a person who has not been given a jail sentence to challenge his conviction.

 
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