Singapore official gets jail sentence in sex case
SINGAPORE — A judge has sentenced Singapore’s former chief of emergency services to six months in jail for accepting an offer of sex from a woman who sought business favors.
Corruption convictions involving senior government officials are rare in this city-state that prides itself on facing very few graft cases compared to some of its Southeast Asian neighbors.
Peter Lim was found guilty last month of corruptly obtaining oral sex in May 2010 from a woman who wanted government contracts.
District court judge Hamidah Ibrahim imposed a six-month jail sentence on Thursday because she said a mere fine would “trivialize the severity of corruption.”
Lim remains free on bail pending an appeal. He had been the commissioner of the main government agency responsible for emergency and rescue services including firefighting.
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