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Updated: 11/22/2012 22:04 | By Channel NewsAsia

Application to impeach Ng Boon Gay’s credibility allowed

Application to impeach Ng Boon Gay’s credibility allowed

Application to impeach Ng Boon Gay’s credibility allowed

SINGAPORE: District Judge Siva Shanmugam has allowed the prosecution’s application to impeach the credibility of former Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) chief Ng Boon Gay.

This means the judge will have to decide at the close of Ng’s corruption trial which parts of Ng’s evidence to take into consideration.

Earlier Thursday, the prosecution charged that Ng fabricated the evidence that Ms Cecilia Sue never asked for a break up.

The prosecution also accused Ng of lying when he said Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) Deputy Director Teng Khee Fatt pressured him into pleading guilty.

Ng denied this, saying Mr Teng not only used plea bargaining tactics but also threatened to drag everyone through the mud.

Taking the stand for the fourth day, 46—year—old Ng denied getting sexual favours from Ms Sue, knowing she had the impression that he could make or break the business deals she was pursuing with CNB.

Ng is accused of obtaining oral sex from 36—year—old Ms Sue, a former IT sales representative, in exchange for helping to further the business interests of her employers.

Lead prosecutor Tan Ken Hwee on Thursday morning quizzed Ng about Ms Sue’s evidence in court as well as statements to the CPIB.

The court was told a pregnant Ms Sue had asked Ng to check documents of the rental of an apartment at Great World City so that she could tally the time of the conception of her child.

Ms Sue and Ng had sexual intercourse at the Great World City apartment.

On Thursday morning, Ng told the court that he could not find the document although he tried looking for it.

This prompted DPP Tan to ask why Ng did not try harder to put Ms Sue’s mind at ease if he truly cared for her.

Ng said he was grieving over the death of his mother so he was preoccupied even though he tried his best to find the documents.

He said his mother died in August or September 2009.

Ng also said he told Ms Sue the baby was not his.

DPP Tan asked why Ng was so sure and Ng said they did not complete the act at that time.

In September, Ms Sue claimed that she told Ng she wanted to end the relationship with him some time in September or October 2010.

This was a few months after the birth of her daughter.

DPP Tan charged that Ng did not have sexual intimacies with Ms Sue after the end of 2010.

But Ng said they continued their sexual intimacies until December 2011.

The trial continues.

— CNA/xq

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