Former SCDF chief Peter Lim dismissed from public service

Former civil defence chief Peter Lim Sin Pang (above) has been dismissed from public service, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Saturday, Aug 31, 2013. -- ST FILE PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW
Former civil defence chief Peter Lim Sin Pang (above) has been dismissed from public service, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Saturday, Aug 31, 2013. -- ST FILE PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

Former civil defence chief Peter Lim Sin Pang has been dismissed from public service, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Saturday.

Responding to media queries, a spokesperson said the decision was taken by the Public Service Commission following the conclusion of civil service disciplinary proceedings against Lim.

The former Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) commissioner was convicted in May of corruptly obtaining sex from a 49-year-old woman whose engineering company had later bid for a contract from his agency. He also pleaded guilty to seven more corruption charges over trysts with two other women in their 40s. Both were working for companies that sold technology to SCDF.

In July, Lim, 53, dropped his appeal against his six-month jail sentence, which he is currently serving.