Wednesday, October 14, 2015   

Top Singapore foreign ministry official pleads guilty to dodgy claims over wines and pineapple tarts
(02-17 18:13)

The former head of protocol at the Singapore foreign ministry has pleaded guilty today to filing bogus expenses claims involving wines and pineapple tarts.
Lim Cheng Hoe, 60, the chief of protocol, had been decorated with the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2009, local media reports said.
He was indicted in October with cheating the Singapore government of S$89,000. A veteran of 38 years in the service, he faced 60 counts of cheating.
Lim was alleged to have submitted false receipts, or used real receipts but inflated in his claims the number of items used for official purposes.
Lim would be sentenced on February 20 at the Singapore Subordinate Courts.
He is alleged to have claimed expenses for 10,075 boxes of pineapple tarts and 248 bottles for official purposes.
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