Ten counts of corruption.
That’s what former Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) chief Peter Lim Sin Pang is facing after being charged in court today.
The 52-year-old is alleged to have shown favour to potential vendors in return for sexual gratification from women representing different companies.
The three women according to Channel NewsAsia are:
1) Pang Chor Mui, a general manager at Nimrod Engineering (married, in her 40s)
2) Lee Wei Hoon, a director at Singapore Radiation Centre (married, in her 40s)
3) Esther Goh, a business development director at NCS Private Limited (single, age unknown)
The sexual encounters happened between 2 May 2010 to 23 November 2011 when Lim was still chief of SCDF.
Esther Goh is apparently involved in seven sexual encounters with Lim.
Lim could end up in jail for five years and be slapped with a fine of $100,000 for each count of corruption, if found guilty.
However, according to Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao, the prosecutor has said that only three of the charges will be pursued if Lim pleads guilty.
The three charges are:
1) Receiving oral sex from Pang Chor Mui at a car park at Stadium Walk.
2) Accepting sexual gratification in return for favours from Lee Wei Hoon in Paris.
3) Receiving sexual gratification in exchange for favours from Esther Goh at Marina Bay Golf Course.
The remaining seven charges will be considered by the judge when the verdict is passed, reported the newspaper. It is uncertain whether Lim will plead guilty to the charges. His lawyer said he will consult his client before presenting his case.
Lim's next court hearing is on 5 July.
The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), arrested Lim in early January for allegations of 'serious personal misconduct'.
Prior to Lim’s arrest, the CPIB also arrested former Central Narcotics Bureau director Ng Boon Gay for similar reasons.
News of CPIB nabbing both men was first published by the Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao.
Here's the full list of details published by Lianhe Wanbao:
Pang Chor Mui
1) Alleged to have provided oral sex to Mr Lim at a car park at Stadium Walk in May 2010
Lee Wei Hoon
1) Alleged to have had intercourse and oral sex with Lim
2) Had intercourse apparently with Lim in a hotel in Paris sometime between 18-21 October 2011.
3) Allegedly performed oral sex on Lim on 23 November last year at Big Splash at East Coast Park.
Esther Goh Tok Mui
Allegedly provided sexual gratification for Lim at:
1) A car park at Marina Bay Golf Course sometime around 20 April 2011
2) An apartment in Tanjong Rhu in May 2011
3) A car park at Singapore Indoor Stadium on 19 May 2011
4) Apartment in Tanjong Rhu sometime between 3-6 September 2011
5) HDB apartment in Clementi sometime between 3-6 September 2011
6) HDB apartment in Clementi on 17 September 2011
7) HDB apartment in Clementi on 13 November 2011