Former Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) director Ng Boon Gay’s lawyers said on Tuesday it is premature to claim trial for his charges of sex-related corruption.
Following their previous request for clarification on the specifics of Ng’s four charges of corruption, the former civil servant’s lawyers Tan Chee Meng and Melanie Ho asked for a further three-week postponement to consult further with the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
“Perhaps the picture may be clearer within three weeks,” said Tan, who explained that he and Ho had previously sought more details as to how exactly Ng’s acts of fellatio with Oracle sales executive Cecilia Sue advanced the business interests of Oracle and Hitachi, her former employer.
Seated at the defence stand, Ng declined comment when asked by District Judge Paul Quan, who then permitted the adjournment.
Ng had his police bail extended, and will be back in court on 19 July. He turned up in court just 10 minutes ahead of the scheduled time, accompanied by an entourage of seven others, including his wife and siblings.
The 46-year-old is facing four charges of corruptly obtaining sexual gratification from Sue in exchange for advancing the business interests of Hitachi and Oracle, the two companies Sue worked for when the acts were committed.
Worker's Party Chairman Sylvia Lim has challenged Dr Teo Ho Pin to make a report to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) if he believes that the WP had mismanaged the Town Council.