Former Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) chief Peter Lim Sin Pang was charged this morning for corruptly obtaining ‘sexual gratification from two female vendors and one potential female vendor to the SCDF on 10 occasions between May 2010 and November 2011, as inducement for showing favour by advancing the business interest of their companies with SCDF’, said a statement from the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB)
Lim was spotted arriving at the Subordinate Courts at about 8.10am this morning after dropping off in a black car and entering the building alone.
Investigations have revealed that Lim had allegedly accepted sexual favors from several women in return for tenders for IT-related contracts.
The case raised eyebrows among many in Singapore as Lim was the highest-ranked civil servant charged for corruption in recent years. Another high-ranking police officer former CID Chief Ng Boon Gay was also implicated in the case.