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Senior MFA official suspended, investigated by police & CAD

Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:33 am

http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNew ... 13411.html


A senior Foreign Affairs official is being investigated by the police over allegations of filing improper claims for expenses incurred during visits overseas.

Chief of protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Mr Lim Cheng Hoe was suspended on Tuesday and the ministry referred the case to the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) on Wednesday.

The Straits Times understands he has not been arrested. Mr Micheal Tan Keng Siong is now acting chief of protocol at the ministry.

The Business Times, quoting an MFA spokesman, reported on Thursday that the ministry had received information that Mr Lim, a veteran of 38 years in the Civil Service, had made improper claims for reimbursements, for expenses incurred by him, during some of his overseas visits.
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Re: Senior MFA official suspended, investigated by police &

Postby Guest » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:56 am

I wonder if they are digging records of his old claims or these are new overseas visits he made.
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Re: Senior MFA official suspended, investigated by police &

Postby Joule » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:29 pm

I wonder what kind of claims is it....

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Re: Senior MFA official suspended, investigated by police &

Postby TwaTau » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:29 pm

:yikes: , are we getting more transparent or more corrupted?

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Re: Senior MFA official suspended, investigated by police &

Postby Way2GO » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:49 pm

ksi wrote:I wonder if they are digging records of his old claims or these are new overseas visits he made.


Once one is on d radar, CPIB will dig deeper going back older records.

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Re: Senior MFA official suspended, investigated by police &

Postby pinky » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:50 pm

38 yrs veteran, almost retiring already..

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Re: Senior MFA official suspended, investigated by police &

Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:52 pm

pinky wrote:38 yrs veteran, almost retiring already..


gov't save tons of money without having to pay the pension
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Re: Senior MFA official suspended, investigated by police &

Postby pinky » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:53 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
pinky wrote:38 yrs veteran, almost retiring already..


gov't save tons of money without having to pay the pension


still have pension scheme?

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Re: Senior MFA official suspended, investigated by police &

Postby Way2GO » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:55 pm

TwaTau wrote::yikes: , are we getting more transparent or more corrupted?


Whatever d reasons, it is timely reminder to all, esp civil servants, to remain clean.
Doesn't it makes one wonder why more cases r being uncovered now,
how long has these shenanigans been allowed to fester?

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Re: Senior MFA official suspended, investigated by police &

Postby verykiasu2010 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:56 pm

pinky wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
pinky wrote:38 yrs veteran, almost retiring already..


gov't save tons of money without having to pay the pension


still have pension scheme?


the old ones
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