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Ex-Singapore drug chief acquitted

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The former head of Singapore’s Central Narcotics Bureau has been acquitted of corruptly obtaining sexual favours from a woman seeking agency contracts. 

Ng Boon Gay, 46, the former director at the drug enforcement agency, gave evidence in a forthright manner while the woman’s testimony had several discrepancies, subordinate courts Judge Siva Shanmugam said today.

Ng and former civil defence chief Peter Lim, both charged with obtaining sex from women seeking contracts at their agencies, were Singapore’s most senior officials accused of corruption since 1995 when they were dismissed last year. Ng, who admitted to an affair with a 36-year-old female executive, said he didn’t help her secure business. Lim, whose trial is scheduled to start Feb 18, denies the charges.

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