Sex-for-contracts case: Ex-SCDF chief Peter Lim begins 6-month jail term today

Former Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) chief Peter Lim Sin Pang has surrendered himself to a district court on Wednesday afternoon to begin his six-month jail term, The Straits Times understands.

Lim, 53, had arrived in court dressed in a short-sleeve black shirt and pants.

He was convicted on May 31 of one count of corruptly obtaining sex from Ms Angie Pang Chor Mui, 49, on May 2, 2010, in exchange for furthering the business interests of her then employer Nimrod Engineering.

A week later, he admitted to seven of the nine other corruption charges he faced for trysts with two other women, Ms Esther Goh Tok Mui and Ms Kelly Lee Wei Hoon, who are both in their 40s.

The two women were working for technology companies that were also vendors of the SCDF.

That Lim had committed a total of eight similar offences involving three different women was not lost on District Judge Hamidah Ibrahim who earlier this month sentenced him to six months in jail.