Former SEC head Edwin Seah cleared of charges, but terminated from duty

Former executive director of environmental group Singapore Environment Council (SEC) Edwin Seah.
Former executive director of environmental group Singapore Environment Council (SEC) Edwin Seah. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - Mr Edwin Seah, the former executive director of environmental group Singapore Environment Council (SEC), has been cleared of the charges relating to his suspension.

But The Straits Times understands that despite this, his employment with the council has been terminated, with the SEC Board saying it did not find him a good fit for the organisation.

ST understands that Mr Seah, 46, was told of the termination on Tuesday (Nov 8). SEC staff also received an e-mail, which ST has seen, stating that Mr Seah was no longer a staff with SEC.

The latest development comes after a special panel was convened on Nov 2 to look into the reasons for his suspension.

 

Mr Seah had in October been told by SEC executive committee chairman Lam Joon Khoi that he was suspended from duty. Mr Seah said then that no reason was given for his suspension.

ST understands that Mr Seah was suspended for not following standard operating procedure during an SEC event and over suspicions that he was behind an anonymous e-mail that was sent to media organisations early this year.