Judge to rule if ex-SCDF chief Peter Lim has a case to answer to

Former Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) chief, Peter Lim Sin Pang, arrived at the Subordinate Courts on Thursday afternoon.

All eyes are on Lim, 52, who may be told to take the stand on Thursday afternoon. Lim is charged with corruptly obtaining oral sex from Nimrod Engineering's former general manager Pang Chor Mui in May 2010, in exchange for furthering the business interests of her company.

Lim's lawyer Mr Hamidul Haq, will be handing his written submissions to the court on Thursday afternoon, arguing that Lim has no case to answer to. District Judge Hamidah Ibrahim will decide if indeed Lim needs to answer to the charge and Lim could be called to the stand today.

On Wednesday, the prosecution summed up its case, saying it had presented enough evidence that Lim had corrupt intent when he obtained oral sex from Ms Pang. Prosecution had pointed out that Mr Haq did not dispute Ms Pang's testimony that oral sex took place between her and Lim in May 2010. Lim also did not disclose to SCDF, at any point, that he had obtained oral sex from the general manager of one of SCDF's vendors.