Sex-for-contracts trial: Civil service disciplinary hearing against Peter Lim on hold

The civil service disciplinary hearing for former Singapore Civil Defence Force commissioner Peter Lim Sin Pang will be suspended until the end of criminal proceedings, said the Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday.

Lim, who was sentenced to six months jail for corruption earlier, has since filed a notice of appeal against his sentencing.

The jail term took into account eight charges of corruption - one which he was found guilty of after a 12-day trial, and seven others which he admitted to.

The charges pertain to sexual encounters with three women in exchange for furthering the business interests of their respective then-employers.

A spokesman from the ministry said all Home Team officers are expected to uphold the highest standards of duty, conduct and integrity at all times. "We have always upheld the principle that none of our officers - no matter how senior - is above the law."

Lim, was interdicted - which include suspension from duty and had his pay docked - after he was arrested during the early stages of the graft probe against him by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau last year.