Ex-chief protocol officer at MFA charged with making false expense claims

The case against Lim Cheng Hoe (above), who was chief of protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), will be heard again during a second pre-trial conference set for Nov 22.

The claims he had allegedly submitted ranged from $280 to $5,080. Three of the 60 charges accused him of cheating MFA into consenting that he retained $420, $4,000 and $490 in 2008, 2009 and 2010 respectively.

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