Former Singapore Civil Defence Force chief Peter Lim
13 June 2012. The lawyer of former Singapore Civil Defence Force chief Peter Lim said the phrase “assisting to further the business interest” was too general. He added that the charges did not state specifically if tenders or contracts were involved. Mr Chandran said he will raise it with the prosecution in a pre—trial conference on July 5.
Mr Chandran’s comments came a day after similar comments by the lawyers of former Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) chief Ng Boon Gay, who was charged with four counts of corruption.
Ng’s lawyers said the charges were “very general” and that they would be writing to the Deputy Public Prosecutor for more details on how Ng’s alleged offences had helped the two companies in their business interests and what those interests were.
The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) said that the charges against Lim and Ng had provided sufficient details.
The AGC also confirmed that Hitachi Data Systems and Oracle Corporation Singapore were not direct vendors of CNB at the material time.