Former CNB director charged for corruption
SINGAPORE, June 12 — Former Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) director Ng Boon Gay was charged today with four counts of corruption involving sexual favours from a woman employee seeking IT product contracts with the drug enforcement agency.
Ng, 46, had allegedly obtained sexual favours from Ms Cecilia Sue Siew Nang on four occasions between June and December last year.
In return, Ng was said to have “furthered the business interests” of Hitachi Data Systems and Oracle Corporation — Ms Sue is understood to have switched jobs as a sales manager from Hitachi to Oracle sometime in October or November.
Like ex-Singapore Civil Defence Force chief Peter Lim Sin Pang, who was charged with 10 graft offences last Wednesday, Ng was charged under Section 6(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, which carries jail of up to five years and a maximum S$100,000 (RM241,900) fine on each charge.
The ex-CNB chief, a former local Public Service Commission merit scholarship recipient, was arrested on December 19 last year — less than a year after he took the post — and was suspended from duty from January 25.
Ng was accompanied by several people, including his wife, in court this morning. He declined comment.
Separately, Ng, as well as Lim, also face disciplinary investigations by the Public Service Commission.
Ng, who was represented by Senior Counsel Tan Chee Meng, will be back in court on June 26 after Mr Tan said he wanted to clarify which Act under the law formed the subject matter of the charges.— Today