The Straits Times
Published on Dec 07, 2012

Sex-for-contracts case: Ex-SCDF chief's trial to start on Jan 14


Former Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) chief Peter Lim's trial dates were confirmed on Friday, after the final pre-trial conference between the prosecution and defence.

Lim, who faces 10 counts of corruption in a sex-for-contracts case similar to former anti-drug agency chief Ng Boon Gay's, will go on trial from Jan 14 to 16. A second tranche will take place in February.

The prosecution will proceed on only one of the 10 charges tendered, it was decided earlier. This involves Lim, 52, obtaining sex from Nimrod Engineering's Ms Pang Chor Mui in exchange for advancing the business interests of the company with the SCDF.

The nine remaining charges, which involve sex with two other women, have not been withdrawn. They will be dealt with separately.