CNB Deputy Director Sim & Hitachi's Rajendran testify in ex-CNB chief's trial
Cecilia Sue Photo: TODAY
Two new prosecution witnesses have testified in the corruption trial of former Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) chief, Ng Boon Gay.
Deputy Director of CNB, Mr Marvin Sim, was the third witness to take the stand on the sixth day of the trial.
Prosecution told the court on Tuesday that it'll ask Mr Sim to explain the procurement process at the bureau as well as for relevant information relating to the case.
In the later part of the morning, Prosecution's fourth witness, General Manager (ASEAN) of Hitachi Data Systems, Mr Gunaravi Rajendran, took the stand.
Ms Anita Lai from the Ministry of Finance is expected to take the stand as the fifth witness in the afternoon.
The Prosecution proceeded with other witnesses after the Defence said it had no more questions for the key witness, Ms Cecilia Sue Siew Nang, at the start of the hearing on Tuesday.
Ms Sue took the stand on four days of the trial, which is set for an 18-day hearing.
On Monday (1 Oct), Prosecution turned against Ms Sue by applying to cross-examine her.
The unexpected move means she's treated as a hostile witness and that prosecution doubted parts of her evidence.
Parts of Ms Sue's oral evidence and statements to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) are at odds.
This led the Prosecution to tell the court on Tuesday that it wished to review the evidence gathered so far and decide if it's necessary to call the CPIB officers who recorded Ms Sue's statements as witnesses.
But Defence has objected to the move, saying the Prosecution should have clarified the doubts during its cross-examination of Ms Sue.
District Judge Siva Shanmugam said Prosecution will have to make the application at the end of the day.
Ng, 46, is accused of obtaining oral sex from Ms Sue in 2011 on four occasions, in exchange for helping to further the business interests of two IT firms she worked for.
Prosecution's first witness was Oracle Singapore's managing director, Mr Leslie Ong.
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