Cecilia Sue: Lover or just a friend?
IT executive Cecilia Sue Siew Nang, 36, one of the key figures in the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) corruption case, created a stir in the courtroom yesterday when she appeared to tell her side of the story.
When questioned by the prosecution, she said that former CNB Director Ng Boon Gay tried to force her to perform oral sex on four occasions. The incidents all happened at night in a car, usually after they met for dinner or drinks.
The first happened in July last year, after they went for drinks and snacks at a hotel in Sentosa. She was giving him a lift back to the carpark, but upon arrival, she said that "all of a sudden he pushed my head down to his private part" and "shoved his private part into my mouth", reported TODAY.
She pushed him away and told him off, after which he apologised, she said.
However, from her testimony it appeared that she continued to meet him in private. In November, they made a trip to HortPark, where he asked her to watch online porn on her iPad while they were eating at a restaurant. Back in her car, he tried to kiss her and again pushed her head down to his crotch.
The last two incidents in December followed a similar pattern. In carparks at Mount Faber and Singapore General Hospital, he tried to force oral sex, she resisted and escaped after brief contact, she said.
She said the sexual encounters lasted from mere seconds to minutes.
When asked why she did not report him, she said that she was afraid of being disgraced, and did not want to “jeopardise” her accounts with the Ministry of Home Affairs, reported TODAY.
She added that she only agreed to meet him again because he had promised not to repeat his actions.
“I just didn’t want to sour this. I wanted to maintain a cordial relationship. I thought, as a gentleman, he would understand my feelings and not push any further. The thing is, if there’s love, I would have done it voluntarily,” she said, reported mypaper.
But questions were also raised about her true relationship with the ex-CNB chief after reports emerged that she had made several conflicting statements.
In court yesterday, she stressed that they were not in any relationship and that he should not have expected sex from her at their meetings. And during an 8-hour interrogation by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), she said she only had a business relationship with him, reported The Straits Times.
But just the day before, she had told the CPIB that she loved him and was willing to leave her husband for him.
Defence lawyers for the ex-CNB chief argued in court that they had shared an intimate relationship since they were introduced by a friend at a Tanjong Pagar pub in 2009.
They are expected to take the stand that although he had strayed from his marriage, he was not corrupt and the affair had not influenced his decisions in approving CNB budgets.
Ms Sue continues to testify in court today.
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