Updated 10 July 2012
Former senior vice-president of Singapore Press Holdings Peter Khoo Chong Meng will plead guilty to one count of criminal breach of trust and two counts of corruption, reported local media.
Alfonso Ang, Khoo's lawyer, asked the court on tuesday for four weeks to settle matters with the prosecution.
Khoo's next hearing will be on 7 August.
Former Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) senior vice-president Peter Khoo was on Tuesday morning charged in court over illegal payments and misappropriated shopping vouchers.
Local media reported that Khoo, 49, was read eight charges of corruption and a further two of criminal breach of trust.
Khoo is accused of committing corrupt acts during his term as organising chairman for activities and events for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. According to Today, he allegedly received some S$83,500 from one Liaw Kim Chew in exchange for awarding him business deals between mid-2006 and August 2010.
The daily reported that he is also accused of misappropriating Capita vouchers worth more than S$23,000 on two occasions between May 2007 and July 2010.
The former senior executive was dismissed in September 2010 after he voluntarily admitted to his crimes. He had been working at SPH for 22 years, and was at the time vice-president of the company’s English and Malay newspapers division.
He was also said to have repaid S$196,500 of the illicit payments he received.
Khoo is out on extended police bail, and his case will next be mentioned in court on 10 July.
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