Prosecution witness Teng Khee Fatt continues his testimony sex-for-contracts trial
The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau's Deputy Director Teng Khee Fatt today shed more light on the processes at CPIB and Ms Cecilia Sue's statements as he testified at the trial of Ng Boon Gay.
Ng, the former Central Narcotics Bureau chief, is accused of obtaining oral sex from 36-year-old Ms Sue in 2011 on four occasions, in exchange for helping to further the business interests of two IT firms she worked for.
Yesterday, Ng's defence lawyer, Senior Counsel Tan Chee Meng took issue with several points.
Ms Sue had given 10 CPIB statements, of which the first four SC Tan pointed out, said she had consensual sexual relationship with Ng.
On her fifth statement, she changed her position to being "forced".
SC Tan accused prosecution witness Mr Teng, who was in-charge of the investigations into Ng, of continuing with Ms Sue's interviews to get "incriminating" evidence on Ng.
This morning, Mr Teng explained why they continued to interview Ms Sue.
Mr Teng told the court there were many unknowns in Ms Sue's first four statements.
These include tender processes, pricing decisions, the commission she got, and matters that surround the close of a tender.
Mr Teng said they had to continue asking questions to find out more.
In its re-examination of Mr Teng, Deputy Public Prosecutor Tan Ken Hwee said the defence had said that there was nothing to suggest oral sex between Ms Sue and Ng was forced.
DPP Tan then asked Mr Teng to read out passages of one of Ms Sue's initial statements.
In those passages, Ms Sue said: "I allowed him to kiss me forcefully."
The court also heard she was restrained by Ng while in the car and could "not escape under that circumstances".
When asked by DPP Tan if that showed Ms Sue was willing or not, Mr Teng said it showed she was an unwilling party.
During the trial, under prosecution's re-examination, Mr Teng told the court that he interviewed Ng on 9th March this year.
At that time, Mr Teng told Ng he was being interviewed in relation to the Film Obscene Act and the Official Secrets Act.
The witness had wanted further statements from Ng on incidences of sexual gratification he allegedly obtained but the accused told him he had already answered those questions in previous CPIB statements.
The defence objected to Mr Teng volunteering information not relating to Ng's corruption charges.
The court accepted the objection.
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