Ex-CNB chief on trial

New witness takes stand for Ng Boon Gay's case

AFTER four days of intense cross-examination by the prosecution, former anti-narcotics chief Ng Boon Gay left the witness stand to make way for another witness on Friday afternoon.

In the morning, the prosecution continued casting doubt on his credibility, using the statements he gave to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau to contradict his court testimony.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Tan Ken Hwee focused on the same areas as he did on Thursday, on whether Ng and Ms Cecilia Sue's affair lasted beyond August 2010, and whether he knew that her then-employer Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) had been a sub-contractor of the Central Narcotics Bureau.

Ng, 46, maintained that the intimate relationship lasted from 2009 to 2011, and that the oral sex he received from the former IT sales executive had nothing to do with business.

Next on the stand will be Ms Sharon Yen from Oracle Corporation Singapore, who interviewed Ms Sue on her relationship with Ng for the IT giant's internal investigations into the case.

Ng is accused of obtaining sexual favours from Ms Sue, 36, on four occasions last year, in exchange for helping to further the business interests of HDS and Oracle.