‘Ah Peks’ packed the courtroom in early morning to attend corruption trial of Ng Boon Gay
Posted by temasektimes on September 29, 2012
Public interest in the sensational trial of former Central Narcotics Bureau chief Ng Boon Gay has spiked with some 30 to 40 people queuing since Friday morning to enter the 32-seat courtroom, most of whom are senior men in their 50s to 70s.
The case has gripped the attention of Singaporeans with mind-boggling description of Ng’s sexual liaisons with IT saleswoman Cecilia Sue Siew Nang.
Ng was charged with corruptly obtaining sexual gratification from her to further her business interests.
Speaking to queries from the state media, 50 year old businessman Wong said he attended the hearing because he is interested in the ‘legal’ aspect of the case:
“The case is quite high-profile. The legal aspect is quite interesting … like how they prove corruption. I’m not that interested in the gory details,” he said.
Another 77-year-old retiree said:
“I’ve been here since 8:45am, but only managed to come in after lunch because we had to queue…It’s my first day watching the trial but I’m always interested in how good lawyers argue the case. … I want to see how the lawyers argue his case because they are paid $2,000 an hour and how the counsel is able to challenge the deputy public prosecutor.”