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Ex-SCDF chief Peter Lim to take the stand on March 25

Former Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) chief Peter Lim Sin Pang has a case to answer to, ruled Judge Hamidah Ibrahim on Thursday afternoon. This means Lim, 52, will have to take the stand on March 25.

The judge accepted Deputy Public Prosecutor Tan Kiat Pheng's argument that the relevant presumption of corruption had been made out.

In doing so, she rejected defence lawyer Hamidul Haq's argument that the alleged sex act that took place in May 2010 was purely social and did not bring about any reasonable suspicion of corruption.

Lim faces charges of corruptly obtaining oral sex from Nimrod Engineering's former general manager Ms Pang Chor Mui, 49, in exchange for furthering the business interests of her former employer.