Ex-CNB chief Ng Boon Gay to claim trial
The former chief of the Central Narcotics Bureau, Ng Boon Gay, will be claiming trial to the four corruption charges he faces in the sex-for-contract case.
Ng is accused of obtaining sexual favours from Ms Cecilia Sue Siew Nang, a sales manager with Oracle Corporation Singapore and formerly Hitachi Data Systems.
Ng's lawyers, Mr Tan Chee Meng and Ms Melanie Ho, said in a statement today that since the last court mention, they have been in discussions with the Attorney-General's Chambers to get details of the charges.
Mr Tan had previously sought clarification on how Ng's alleged offences had helped to further the business interests of Ms Sue.
But today, Ng's lawyers said they have not been provided with the information requested.
Mr Tan said that he will raise the point with the trial judge that his client will be prejudiced as the charges are too general.
He added that the charges do not state what the alleged corrupt acts were, and do not specify what business interests were involved.
In the meantime, he said he hopes to obtain some clarity on the allegations made against Ng, so that he can properly defend the charges he faces.
The case will be mentioned on the 16th of next month.
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