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Brompton bikes case: NParks officer fined maximum $5,000 for lying to auditors

Published on Jun 10, 2014 5:56 PM
 
National Parks Board (NParks) officer Bernard Lim Yong Soon, convicted of lying to auditors over his relationship with a bicycle firm's director, was on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, given the maximum $5,000 fine for the offence. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

SINGAPORE - The National Parks Board (NParks) officer convicted of lying to auditors over his relationship with a bicycle firm's director was on Tuesday given the maximum $5,000 fine for the offence.

Assistant Director Bernard Lim Yong Soon, 42, told the Ministry of National Development (MND) on 18 July, 2012 that he first met Bikehop's Lawrence Lim Chun How on March 16 that year.

The men had actually met in September or October 2011 at a night cycling event. Bernard Lim later tipped Mr Lawrence Lim off about an upcoming tender he was overseeing for folding bicycles in Jan 2012. This led to the firm's successful bid to supply 22 Brompton bikes to NParks, for $57,200.

Following a nine-day trial, Bernard Lim was cleared on May 29 of one other charge of instigating Lawrence Lim to perpetuate the lie.

 
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