SINGAPORE - Peter Lim Sin Pang, the former civil defence chief who was convicted of corruption, will serve out the remainder of his six-month jail term at home.
The Singapore Prison Service, responding to queries, confirmed that the 53-year-old was let out of Changi Prison and placed on home detention on Sept 27.
Lim was found guilty in May of corruptly obtaining sex from a 49-year-old sales director who had worked for Nimrod Engineering, a vendor of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). This was in exchange for furthering the business interests of Nimrod.
He also admitted to seven more corruption charges involving trysts with two other women who were working for separate vendors of the SCDF.
Like former law professor Tey Tsun Hang, who was jailed for five months in June for corruption, and later served part of his sentence on home detention, Lim needs to adhere to certain conditions under the scheme.
He will be subjected to electronic monitoring, allowed to leave home only between noon and 3pm, and must not speak with the media.
And if he commits an offence while on home detention, he will face disciplinary or legal action, which may result in his home detention order being revoked, said a prison service spokesman.
As the former commissioner of the SCDF, Lim is one of the most high profile inmates to be put on home detention.