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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:24 pm    Post subject: OF CNB & SCDF Reply with quote

Former SCDF chief charged with corruption
By Alvina Soh | Posted: 06 June 2012 0949 hrs

SINGAPORE: The former chief of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Peter Lim Sin Pang, has been charged with 10 counts of corruption.

The court on Wednesday heard that the former SCDF commissioner allegedly obtained sexual gratification from three women between May 2010 and November 2011.

From a hotel in Paris to car parks in various parts of Singapore and apartments in Clementi and Tanjong Rhu, these were where Lim, 52, allegedly had sex with three women - two vendors and a potential vendor.

Lim allegedly had oral sex from Lee Wei Hoon, a director of Singapore Radiation Centre and Pang Chor Mui, a general manager at Nimrod Engineering.

Lim is also accused of having sex on seven occasions with Esther Goh Tok Mui, a business development director at NCS Private Limited.

In return, Lim would show favour to the companies where the women are working in, for IT-related tenders called by the SCDF.

Lim, who is married, was arrested by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) in January this year and removed from his post in the same month.

He is now out on a S$10,000 bail.

His passport has also been surrendered to the CPIB.

Dressed in a blue long-sleeved shirt, Lim arrived at the Subordinate Courts in a black car on Wednesday.

He appeared worried as the charges were read out in court, and declined comment when approached by the media.

A couple, who accompanied Lim as he walked out of court, told MediaCorp that they were there to give Lim moral support.

Lim will be back in court on July 5.

If convicted, he could be jailed up to five years and fined S$100,000 for each charge.

The other high-ranking civil servant embroiled in the same case is Ng Boon Gay, former director of the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).

Ng, who has also been removed from his post, was arrested about two weeks before Lim.

He has yet to be charged.

- CNA/cc/ir
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ex-CNB chief Ng Boon Gay pleads not guilty
By Alvina Soh | Posted: 12 June 2012 0949 hrs

SINGAPORE: Former Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) director Ng Boon Gay has been charged with four counts of corruptly obtaining sexual favours from a woman, who was a sales manager of two IT vendors.

He allegedly breached the Prevention of Corruption Act by engaging in oral sex with Cecilia Sue Siew Nang on four occasions, between June and December 2011.

Ms Sue was the sales manager of Hitachi Data Systems from June to November 2011. She joined Oracle Corporation Singapore in December last year as its senior sales manager. Oracle told Channel NewsAsia that Ms Sue is still with the company.

In exchange, Ng would allegedly further the business interests of the two IT companies in their dealings with the CNB.

He pleaded not guilty to all four charges.

Ng is represented by Senior Counsel Tan Chee Meng and Ms Melanie Ho from WongPartnership.

They felt that the charges were "very general in nature" and will be writing to the Deputy Public Prosecutor for more details.

Mr Tan asked for the case to be adjourned as he wanted the prosecution to clarify how Ng's alleged offences had helped the two companies in their business interests, and what these interests were.

He is out on a S$10,000 bail and will be back in court on June 26.

In a statement to the media, Ng's wife said that she has never doubted his professional integrity and will continue to stand by him.

The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) arrested 46-year-old Ng Boon Gay on December 19, 2011 under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The government scholar was suspended on January 25, pending disciplinary proceedings.

Ng is the second senior government official to be charged in court in the past week for corruption.

On June 6, former civil defence force chief Peter Lim was charged with 10 counts of corruption.

Lim allegedly obtained sexual gratification from three women between May 2010 and November 2011. In return, the 52-year-old would show favour to the companies where the women are working, for IT-related tenders called by the SCDF.

Lim, also out on a S$10,000 bail, will be back in court on July 5.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then the conspiracy theories or are there more skeletons to fall out of the
closets ?

MHA Power Struggle, Conspiracy and Collateral Damage
by Anonymous

Why when no authority confirmed the involvement of woman, improper relationship and sex in the ongoing investigation of Peter Lim and Ng Boon Gay, the PAP-controlled MSM is so daring to keep reporting about it? MSM can provide a lot of details about this woman, and MSM even got hold of the personal information of the woman and her husband. Where did they get such private and personal information?

This is a smoke screen. It's a cover up of an investigation gone wrong and heading no where. It's part of a bigger conspiracy from a prolonged power struggle within MHA, resulting in severe collateral damage.

The current Director of CPIB, Eric Tan, was in ISD during the 1987 Marxist Conspiracy. As a relative of Monsignor Francis Lau, Eric played an important role between ISD/Singapore government and the Church. Since then, he earned
the trust of the then Director ISD, Benny Lim, and has been backed by the latter till date.

Eric is well known within MHA to be a hot-blooded rash person. For example, in GE 1991, when still in ISD, he was deployed to observe the crowd in a Potong Pasir rally. Instead of following the agreed rules of engagement (trailing and identifying trouble makers, and passing the leads to police for arrest), he identified himself as a police officer in a crowd of thousands and tried to arrest the trouble makers. That action of him nearly caused a major riot. He received a warning letter for his rash act. But he was backed by Benny Lim.

Unfortunately he did not learn his lesson, and did a similar stunt in GE 1997 when he was still in ISD. But with backing by Benny, he enjoyed smooth career in MHA moving from ISD to SIR to CNB and to ICA. But his rash behaviour never changed. In 2005, Benny became the Perm Sec of MHA, and Eric's flag flew
even higher.

However, due to his weakness, he was never considered for the post of Commissioner of Police despite strong backing by Benny. This is especially true when he had a very strong contender - Lock Wai Han, who happens to have two very good drinking friends in the police force - Ng Boon Gay and Paul Lim.

For some strange reason, Paul Lim at a private birthday dinner in Shangri-La was accused of molesting the Shang Palace waitress in 2009. The case was leaked to the press too. At that time, Director CID was Ng Boon Gay. But because of their closeness, Deputy Director CID Wong Choon Mann was appointed as the IO for Paul's case. Paul had his lucky break, his friend at the dinner happened to film the occasion and the said waitress was filmed teasing the guests including sitting on laps. Paul resigned before PSD initiated the internal disciplinary proceeding. During that time, Paul was avoided by many in MHA, but Boon Gay and Peter Lim believed in him and continued to meet him.

A year later, 2010, Boon Gay and Wai Han were implicated in insider trading and investigated by CPIB. There were insufficient evidence. Wai Han resigned and he is now based in China. Boon Gay was posted as Director CNB. And the first thing he uncovered and went public was the years of wrong drug statistics before his time, when the Deputy Director CNB then was Ng Ser Song. Coincidentally, Ser Song was a young ISD officer with Eric in GE 1991. And, Ser Song now replaced Boon Gay as Director CNB.

With no strong candidate, an unlikely officer, Ng Joo Hee, was selected as Commissioner of Police. He is the first CP without the major foundation postings - Director Ops and Director CID. He had his disciplinary cases in his younger days too, such as losing his Investigation Papers. But he did once work for Benny in ISD. Another ISD connection. As the CP now, he can't be bothered
with policy, planning and management. He is only interested in outdoors. And with this new found fame, his IT headhunter wife, Joyce, has been telling her customers and candidates about her husband.

Sensing that his position is weakening especially since Benny is due to be posted out of MHA, Eric accepted the post of Director CPIB on 1 Oct 2010. Soon in 2011, Benny took over as Perm Sec PMO. Eric is once again with Benny. Eric pulled along Choon Mann (who investigated against Paul) to become Director Investigation in CPIB. Knowing that Eric has grudges with many officers in MHA, there were talks since 2010 that many in MHA would be in trouble.

The golden opportunity presented itself. A sore loser in the IT industry (Derrick Leau?), made a false report about money and sex involving SCDF and CNB. Still a hot-blooded rash person, Eric directed his team to take action including arresting Peter and Boon Gay before sufficient
surveillance and preliminary covert investigation were carried out.

After weeks of investigation and many more people arrested/called up, CPIB found no evidence of money and sex as alleged by the "whistleblower". Around the same time, the latter leaked to the press to pressurize Singapore government. This explains the first CPIB press release of "serious personal misconduct" as opposed to alleged corruption, and subsequent releases and interviews with Ministers including PM. In Singapore, sex in return of favours is definitely classified as corruption.

CPIB is now in a panick mode. They made a big blunder by rashly arresting two HODs and many senior officers and even people from the industry, many from NCS. They now need to dig out every small things that they can get hold. They even interrogated the arrested people to justify small little things such as simple meals and golf games. I believe Ministers and MPs attended even more
dinner and golf game!

With no knowledge at all how the IT industry operates for win-win for government and vendor, CPIB even asked staff of NCS why they knew the budget of certain projects, and why they are the only bidder, why they bidded just below the budget, etc. I guess RFI (request for information) to CPIB means Requires Forced Interrogation.

Perhaps CPIB investigators did not realize that when Eric was Commissioner ICA from 2005 to 2010, he was entertained frequently by NEC and EDS (now HP). And they probably did not know that NEC won a contract as a sole bidder at $4,999,999, one dollar below the actual budget.

The root of this power struggle and conspiracy was planted during the Marxist Conspiracy. Many more senior people in the government were once the core ISD team involved in the operation. Back then, PM Goh Chok Tong was even quoted "Was the ISD not making a mistake? Were they not over-reacting?"

Before CPIB goes too deeply and result in greater collateral damage, we need our PM to ask "Is the CPIB not making a mistake? Are they not over-reacting?"

PM and Teo Chee Hean need to exercise their moral courage to stop all these nonsense! Get SPF to arrest Eric Tan for wrongful arrests and many other charges. Release unconditionally the arrested persons. Apologise and compensate those with their image tarnish especially the arrested and the so called IT lady. Lay defamation charges against the SPH and the papers. Arrest the false "whistleblower".

Singapore is already a laughing stock internationally. Don't make it worst. And don't lose our good loyal civil servants to power struggle. Let's move on.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another add on from the mentioned forum contribution.......
(forumer - Johnnyquid)

Interesting article as Justice MHA has exposed the hidden hands and players behind this sordid power struggle. However, it has missed the mark. The issue here is simply self-preservation and revenge...

There are many who have worked and dealt personally, on a professional level, inform me that Ng Boon Gay is a straight arrow and has been known to constantly remind his men that they must always do the right things right, meaning if SOP dictates that one needs to scratch one left ear with his/her right hand then that is the correct way. However he is not your typical authoritative Senior Police Officer type. If any he is always willing to seek feedback from the men on the ground and looking for ways to improve the way things are done.

Ng Boon Gay was investigated by CPIB but no evidence of his alleged crime/crimes were uncovered but it was merely a case of "guilty by association ". At end of 2010, he took over the helm at CNB from Ng Say Liang. The then DD CNB, Ng Ser Song also left CNB to be Director CID. My sources also tell me that whilst Ng Ser Song was DD CNB, it was he who was running the whole show at CNB (including collating drug statistics) and not Ng Say Liang as the latter was already on retirement mode.

Some CNB officers I spoke to, say that Ng Ser Song did not have a healthy relationship with the men in CNB due to his authoritative nature. In fact Ng Ser Song was himself a target of several petitions made by CNB Officers one of which was that he would make the CNB DO drive to his home on Saturday mornings so that he (Ng Ser Song) can sign DRC Committal Orders in the comfort of home instead of doing it in his office. As a result, Ng Ser Song stood down as DD CNB and took over as Director Police Intelligence Department (PID), these seems rather odd as he himself was once DD PID. IMHO, it was a lateral move.

When he was Director CNB, Ng Boon Gay discovered that statistics were wrong and that drug arrests had increased instead of decreased. Being a straight arrow, he ordered a recount and found out the drug situation had made a turn for the worse, not only for 2011 but for 2010 and 2009, just about the time Ng Ser Song was DD CNB. Ng Boon Gay forwarded this information to then new MHA Minister, DPM Teo Chee Hean. Sources also inform me that, Ng Boon Gay had gone over then outgoing PS MHA Benny Lim's head to report this straight to DPM Teo Chee Hean. With DPM Teo’s blessings, Ng Boon Gay released the correct figures and informed of the “error” to the people. Needless to say, DPM Teo was also very peeved with the former Dir and DD CNB and most importantly outgoing PS Benny Lim regarding this fiasco.

Informed sources, say that DPM Teo then realized that there was clearly an endemic lack of supervision not only in the CNB but in MHA itself, such that the PS, Dir and DD CNB failed to notice such a GRAVE and SERIOUS ERROR. DPM Teo was also upset at the lackadaisical manner at which these 2 men handled their duties and responsibilities.

Alarm bells went off and immediately these 2 men and other interested parties went into self-preservation mode.

From what I gather, Benny Lim is NOW not exactly a favourite among the current Cabinet, this is due the fact that his brother Raymond Lim and his former boss and in many ways, benefactor former DPM and MHA Minister Wong Kan Seng had stood down from their Cabinet positions, partly in due to their dismal performance and growing public sentiment against them. DPM Teo was appointed Minister of Home Affairs and took over Wong Kan Seng's portfolio as Minister in charge of National Security & Intel Co-ordination (NSIC) Secretariat.

In short DPM Teo was tasked to bring about sweeping changes to MHA, which in the past years, has performed poorly. There is some talk that DPM Teo was advised by certain parties in MHA & Mindef to remove PS Benny Lim and those who were in his camp, if DPM Teo was indeed keen to revamp the culture and mindset in MHA and restore public confidence in MHA. Truth is, Benny Lim had already formed a cult of personality among several top MHA HODs. In fact, prior to DPM Teo’s appointment as Minister Home Affairs, MHA was virtually being run by Benny Lim, as even the then Minister Home Affairs K Shanmugam was “wise enough” to leave Benny Lim to run MHA the way Benny Lim saw fit.

Some say that Benny Lim was due for posting to NSIC Secretariat as early as 2010 as he had hoped to work under Wong Kan Seng. However, this is not founded as many are aware that Benny Lim intended to remain in MHA till he officially retired. However, DPM Teo was a man on a mission, and with Ng Boon Gay’s revelation it sealed Benny Lim’s fate. Thus DPM Teo swiftly removed Benny Lim sending him to a redundant post as a PS PMO/MND in charge of NSIC Secretariat. It is in effect, merely a posting to placate Benny Lim, as he was after all Dir ISD and PS MHA and knows where and in whose closets were and are the skeletons still hidden in.

Fortunately for Benny Lim, his protégé, Eric Tan is Dir CPIB which also comes under purview of the PMO. Eric Tan is a very close and loyal friend of Benny Lim. In fact, Eric Tan has been overheard as saying that he will gladly lay his life down for Benny Lim.

Like an Intel Black Ops, together Benny Lim and Ng Ser Song roped in Eric Tan, Dir CPIB, to be the hatchet man that will strike Ng Boon Gay.

All of a sudden, the closed CPIB case on Ng Boon Gay is reopened as fresh “evidence” emerges which reveal as the official line goes; “serious personal misconduct” by Ng Boon Gay.

In December 2011, Ng Boon Gay was picked up by CPIB and the rest as they say is history.

Subsequently, in January 2012, Commissioner SCDF along with 6 other SCDF officers were, also picked up by CPIB for alleged corruption.

Please bear in mind that recent media reports have confirmed that the CPIB probes on both men are separate investigations.

However, acting on a mysterious tip-off, on 24th January 2012, 2nd day of Chinese New Year, MSM reported that both SCDF Commissioner and Dir CNB being investigated by CPIB.

This seems very odd that our MSM, known for their “responsible and factual” journalism had decided to run this story to print. In fact, the spin then that the CPIB probe had something with sex and money – a lethal if not bestselling combination.

Immediately, alternative media and even TR Emeritus, the self claimed online Voice of Singaporeans lapped it up and ran similar reports regarding the CPIB probe.

One thing did catch my eye though, during the interview of DPM Teo by MSM media, his body language indicated that he had been caught unawares akin to the proverbial deer caught in the headlights. All DPM Teo could provide was the standard well scripted Govt Minister response, which in my observation, was ill prepared.

The next day, MSM tabloid ran story that both men linked to mysterious philandering adulterous woman IT executive. Again the public lapped it up.

Also revealed both Mr Ng Boon Gay and Peter Lim were to be removed from their appointments. I was not surprised for the latter. Subsequently, the greatest shocker came, Mr Ng Ser Song, who was then Dir Police Intelligence Dept and former DD CNB will be taking over as Dir CNB on 1st Feb 2012.

Wait a minute, I wondered was it not during Ng Ser Song’s tenure as DD CNB that CNB got their figures wrong and that the drug abuse situation had actually took a turn for the worse?? But sad to say, not many of us noticed this, instead we were more interested in sex and scandal.

This my dear friends was the classic Intel Black Ops, the mysterious lady is akin to the hidden hands acting as the cameraman to make us watch the fictional birdie as they tell us to “Say Cheese” and feed the hungry open minds of the masses.

The moment Ng Ser Song takes over, CNB seemed came clean by revealing on 2nd Feb 2012 that drug arrests were up. Nevertheless, Ng Ser Song has assured us that CNB will work closely with the Task Force on Drugs led by MOS MHA Masagos to fight the drug scourge.

In this final act, the players are keen to potray Ng Ser Song as the white knight in shining armour to rescue CNB from the “evil and corrupt” Ng Boon Gay who ironically during his tenure as Dir CNB stepped up anti-drug enforcement action leading to more arrests.

However IMHO, Ng Ser Song, is coming back to CNB to erase and whitewash all traces of his monumental cock-up. Who better to clean up the mess than the person who created it in the first place??

As for Benny Lim, I now liken him to a Cheshire cat, who is now grinning widely at the thought that he has just showed his former master, in this case DPM Teo, how one can kill the pet canary and get away with it.

My fellow Singaporeans, IMHO, Mr Ng Boon Gay’s alleged “crime” came about the moment he decided to do the right thing and expose the truth. In doing so, he had stepped on the toes of those who for the sake of self-preservation are willing to protect their personal interests at all costs even if it means destroying, IMO, an honest man.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Believe both careers will be gone.
One may get off with bad indiscretion and a slap on the wrist.
The other may likely with charged for oral tryst in public not cumming in hole.

Between them too many secrets and skeletons to let fall out of the closets.

btw - wondering what is their pay and responsibilities compared to that of
an MP ?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I can say is poor buggers. Soon people will forget who they were.

Interesting that such detail scripts could surface in the internet. The fact that they are not reported in the main media must be that they are not factual and truthful enough for public consumption. Journalists and main media are very concerned about professionalism and saying the truth and nothing but the truth.

So help me god.
what i posted is just my personal view. feel free to disagree.
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