Ex-SCDF Lieutenant-Colonel charged with stalking woman

Goh Wee Hong, a former Singapore Civil Defence Force Lieutenant-Colonel, was charged in court with unlawfully stalking a woman last August.
Goh Wee Hong, a former Singapore Civil Defence Force Lieutenant-Colonel, was charged in court with unlawfully stalking a woman last August. ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

SINGAPORE - A former Singapore Civil Defence Force Lieutenant-Colonel was charged in court on Wednesday (March 16) with unlawfully stalking a woman in August 2015.

Goh Wee Hong, 39, was with the SCDF when he allegedly stalked the woman by sending her text messages in which he made sexual advances to the 28-year-old to harass her between Aug 27 and 30 last year.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Sheryl Janet George successfully asked for a gag order, so the woman cannot be named.

Goh, who is married, is represented by Mr Tan Hee Joek, who told the court that he had just been briefed and has instructions to claim trial.

He applied for access to the text messages referred to in the charge.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for April 27.

If convicted under the Protection from Harassment Act, Goh can be fined up to $5,000 and jailed for up to 12 months.