Peter Lim Sin Pang
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) chief Peter Lim Sin Pang and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) Director Ng Boon Gay have been suspended from today (25 January 2012). They are being investigated by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau.
Home affairs Ministry said that there were allegations of serious personal misconduct. Both men were former government scholarship recipients. They served more than 40 years each in the uniformed services.
From February 1 Mr Eric Yao,43, SCDF’s senior Director for Emergency Services will take over as Commissioner and Mr Ng Ser Song, 49, will become
Ng Boon Gay
CNB chief. He is a former CNB deputy director and currently director of the Police Intelligence Department.
The ministry said that it was unable to comment as investigations are ongoing. Chinese evening daily broke the news yesterday said the case involved “money and women”.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Teo Chee Hean said that any allegations would be investgated fully and thoroughly.
A few months after Mr Lim took over SCDF in May 2009, the force awarded a S34 million contract to transform emergency call tracing and despatch system to a new-generation command and control system. Sources close to him said that he was always exploring new ways to improve the service to the public.
Mr Ng who headed a 700-member team at the drug enforcement agency, previously held the post of director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
Mr Alwin Yeo, a member of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Law and Home Affairs said: “It shows that we cannot let our guard down, even though Singapore is ranked very low on the corruption list internationally.
“We must continue to be vigilant.”