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.
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Sex for contracts: Peter Lim guilty of corruption
By Tham Yuen-C
The Straits Times
Monday, Jun 03, 2013
SINGAPORE - Former civil defence force chief Peter Lim Sin Pang was found guilty of corruption by a district court yesterday in his sex-for-contracts trial.
In a scathing judgment, District Judge Hamidah Ibrahim said the 52-year-old had lied and embellished his account of what had happened. He was also evasive throughout the trial and changed his positions too often.
"I did not find him a credible witness nor a witness of truth," she said.
One example was the way Lim had flip-flopped on what led to his tryst with Ms Angie Pang Chor Mui, said the judge.
Lim was charged with corruptly obtaining oral sex on May 2, 2010, from Ms Pang, a general manager with Nimrod Engineering. In exchange, he tipped Ms Pang off about a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) tender for radiation portal monitors about 10 months later. Nimrod put in a bid for the project shortly after.
Judge Hamidah said that, initially, Lim had said the sex was a result of a friendship that had taken on a flirty tone.
But as the trial progressed, he changed his story - saying that Ms Pang forced herself on him and that he caved in out of pity.