Senior MFA official Lim Cheng Hoe investigated by police for filing improper claims overseas
Posted by temasektimes on June 21, 2012
Six months after two senior officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs were suspended and charged for corruption, another high-ranking civil servant found himself under probe again for alleged improper conduct.
Lim Cheng Hoe (pic left, source: internet), the Chief of protocol from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is currently being investigated by the police over allegations of filing improper claims for expenses incurred during visits overseas.
MFA suspended him on Tuesday and the case was referred to the Commercial Affairs Department (MFA) for further investigations. Mr Micheal Tan Keng Siong is now acting chief of protocol at the ministry.
Speaking to queries from the state media, a MFA spokesman said:
“Mr Lim has served MFA and Singapore very well for 38 years, and we are very sad that this has happened.”