Charting the relationship between Ng Boon Gay and Cecilia Sue
11 June, 2013
The prosecution will not be appealing against the acquittal of former Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) Director Ng Boon Gay, said the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
In a statement released by the Attorney-General's Chambers on Tuesday, it said that in terms of legal principles, District Judge Siva Shanmugam agreed with the key submissions of the prosecution.
However, where the facts of the case were concerned, the judge stressed in his grounds for decision that he relied on his personal assessment of the witnesses and their credibility.
The prosecution said the findings did not "necessitate an appeal".
On 14 February, Ng was acquitted of corruptly obtaining sexual favours from IT sales manager Cecilia Sue four times in 2011, in exchange for furthering business interests of her then-employers Hitachi Data Systems and Oracle Corporation Singapore.
Calling the past 19 months the darkest time and lowest point in his life, Ng said now that the chapter of the criminal prosecutions against him has drawn to a close, he can focus on moving on with his life.
But it is not over for Ng as disciplinary proceedings will resume.
A Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) spokesperson said: "Under the Civil Service disciplinary framework, the officer (under the disciplinary charge) will be given an opportunity to be heard.
"A decision will be made on the case and the appropriate penalties to be meted out, based on all the relevant facts."
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