The Straits Times
Published on Sep 26, 2012
Ex-CNB chief on trial

Cecilia Sue depressed and 'highly vulnerable'


The woman at the centre of a high-profile sex-for-contracts case is suffering from clinical depression, the prosecution said on Tuesday.

In applying for a gag order on her identity, the prosecution quoted medical reports which said that "her mental state is highly vulnerable and the doctor has concerns about possible self-harm/suicide if she were further stressed".

Deputy public prosecutor Tan Ken Hwee said that IT sales executive Cecilia Sue Siew Nang, 36, had seen two psychiatrists - Dr Ken Ung, who is in private practice, and Dr Jerome Goh, of the Institute of Mental Health - over her depressive episodes.

Further media coverage, he said, would be "detrimental to her well-being", and the court should prevent her name and pictures from being splashed in media reports about the trial.