Former SCDF chief Peter Lim's trial to start in February

Former Singapore Civil Defence Force chief Peter Lim Sin Pang's trial has been postponed to February.

Lim who faced corruption charges in a sex-for-contracts case, was to go on trial from Jan 14, but the trial has been postponed as the case's lead Deputy Public Prosecutor Tan Kiat Pheng needed surgery for a knee injury. The new trial dates have been fixed for Feb 18 to 21 and March 18 to 21.

Lim, 52, faces 10 charges of corruption, but the prosecution will only proceed with one charge involving Ms Pang Chor Mui from Nimrod Engineering. She is expected to take the stand as a prosecution witness.

The remaining nine charges involve sex with two other women, Ms Esther Goh and Ms Lee Wei Hoon, both senior executives in NCS and the Singapore Radiation Centre respectively. The Attorney General's Chambers said these nine charges will be dealt with separately.

All three women were said to have given Lim sex or oral sex in 2010 and 2011 in exchange for help to advance their companies' business interests with the SCDF.

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