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Brompton bikes case: Prosecution to appeal court's decision on both charges against ex-NParks officer

Published on Jun 11, 2014 6:01 PM
 
The prosecution is appealing the court's decision on both charges it had brought against National Parks Board (NParks) officer Bernard Lim Yong Soon. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The prosecution is appealing the court's decision on both charges it had brought against National Parks Board (NParks) officer Bernard Lim Yong Soon.

Lim, 42, was convicted on May 29 of lying to auditors from the Ministry of National Development over a $57,200 bicycle deal. For this, he was fined the maximum $5,000 by a district court on Tuesday, even though prosecutors had asked for a jail term of at least three to four months. Lim was also sacked by NParks shortly after Tuesday's hearing.

Despite the lying conviction, Lim was acquitted on a second charge of instigating the director of Bikehop, a bicycle firm, to perpetuate the lie.

In a statement released on Wednesday evening, the Attorney-General's Chambers said it had filed a notice of appeal on both matters.

 
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