The suspensions of the chiefs of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) resulted from a probe involving the supply of IT-related products and services.
While no money is thought to have changed hands, the close relationship between a certain female IT executive and the two senior officers was a cause for concern, and a complaint was lodged with the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB).
According to The New Paper, the female IT executive developed a close working relationship with both former CNB director Ng Boon Gay, 45, and former SCDF commissioner Peter Lim Sin Pang, 51.
AsiaOne pieced together various news reports to find out more about her:
She apparently works for a firm that supplies IT-related products and services to several government offices including MHA and SCDF.
According to a Straits Times report, she is said to have started work at an American multinational software company about six months ago. Prior to this, she was a sales director at a Japanese multinational company and the probe is related to her time at this Japanese firm.
While Mr Lim and Mr Ng were both unaware of each other's dealings with the woman, they have both confirmed their relationship with the woman in statements to the CPIB.
The Straits Times reported that both men admitted they had improper relationships with the woman in question. A latest report stated that she is believed to have had sex with the two.
According to a report in the Lianhe Wanbao, the female IT executive is an attractive divorcee in her 40s, with two children, a boy and a girl, while a report by the Straits Times puts her age at 36, with no mention of her being divorced. The same report has friends and contacts describing her as tall, slim, long-haired and vivacious.
Petite with long hair and big eyes, she is said to have the nickname 'pretty woman', said the Wanbao report.
Wanbao also reported that the woman played the role of a 'middle-man', entertaining clients and accompanying them on golf trips as well as trips overseas.
According to a source, the woman has been divorced from her businessman husband, a Mr Yong, for 10 years.
They reportedly got together when the woman worked in his company when she was still an undergraduate at a local university.
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