Cecilia Sue Siew Nang  Appeared in Court Today: Ms Cecilia Sue, 36-year-old married mother of one child, was asked by Senior Counsel Tan Chee Meng, Ng’s lawyer, why she said she had sexual intercourse with Ng in her first statement to the Corrupt Practices Investiagtion Bureau (CPIB) in December last year.

Cecilia Sue Siew Nang Appeared in Court Today
Cecilia Sue Siew Nang Appeared in Court Today, Leaving the Subordinate Courts after the end of Wednesday’s session.

Cecilia Sue replied she had done so in order “not to implicate anyone”, and as she was frightened. The defence lawyer, however, probed the former Oracle sales manager on how she could be so detailed about the incident two years earlier.

She teared at times as she told a district court that he wanted sex in parked cars and would force her head to his groin.

She said her encounters with the then director of the CNB happened at carparks at the Hort Park, Sentosa’s Beaufort Hotel, the Singapore General Hospital, and Mount Faber, and usually after they had met for dinner or drinks. She said the sex acts lasted from “split seconds” to minutes.

The statement, paragraphs of which were submitted to the court by the defence, described an undressed Ng pushing aside Ms Sue’s panties for sexual intercourse, followed by oral sex in an apartment at Great World City in June 2009.

She said she did not like being forced to perform the act, but did not make a police report as she did not want to be disgraced, or hurt her family. Nor did she want to jeopardise her IT contracts with Ministry of Home Affairs agencies. The CNB comes under the ministry too.

Disclaiming the factual veracity of the statement, and breaking down once during the intense cross-examination, Ms Sue said: “What I say today is the truth. Nothing but the truth.”

Ng is facing four charges of corruption for obtaining oral sex from Ms Sue in return for allegedly favouring tenders from the companies she worked for.

The Prosecution’s case is that Ms Sue was pressured into performing fellatio because she was concerned about the contracts, and that she would jeopardise the commercial relationship she had built with the CNB.

The defence’s case is that Ng had an affair with Ms Sue between 2009 and last year, but personal indiscretions aside, was not corrupt.

If convicted, Ng could be jailed up to five years and fined S$100,000 for each charge.

The trial has been adjourned and hearing will resume Friday morning.

STORY BACKGROUND:

SINGAPORE: The former head of the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), Ng Boon Gay, is in court on Tuesday at the start of his 18-day trial, which will take place over three months.

He allegedly breached the Prevention of Corruption Act by engaging in oral sex with Ms Sue on four occasions, between June and December 2011.

Ms Sue was the sales manager of Hitachi Data Systems from June to November 2011. She joined Oracle Corporation Singapore in December last year as its senior sales manager.

In exchange, Ng allegedly furthered the business interests of the two IT companies in their dealings with the CNB.

On Tuesday morning, the prosecution asked for a gag order of Ms Sue, saying she is “not coping well with the situation she is in”.

The court heard she is “certified clinically depressed” and that further media coverage and replication of her name is “detrimental to her well being”.

But the prosecution said the her depression will not affect her ability to be cross-examined by the defence. A report by an Institute of Mental Health psychiatrist quoted by the prosecution said Ms Sue has “self-harm” tendencies.

The gag order application was rejected.

Mr Tan said confidentiality has irretrievably been lost as Ms Sue’s name and pictures have been published. He said if Ms Sue’s identity is protected, then if Ng is accquitted, the public would not know he was cleared of charges relating to her.

The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) arrested Ng on December 19, 2011 under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The government scholar was suspended on January 25, pending disciplinary proceedings.

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