Sending The Wrong Signals

Sending The Wrong Signals

          Law enforcement officers ensure that people obey laws and not obstruct the course of justice, the consequence of which can be dire.

2        On 3 December 2015, one Hui Yew Kong, a former police officer, and one Lim Yong Choon Samuel, a General Manager at Club Icon, will be charged in Court.

3        Hui faces two counts of intentionally obstructing the course of justice, an offence punishable under Section 204A of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 and three counts of unauthorised communication of information, an offence under Section 5(1)(e)(i) of the Official Secrets Act, Chapter 213, which is punishable under Section S17(2) of the said Act. The charges alleged that Hui had alerted Lim of Club Icon and an employee of Club De Colour 1, of an impending Police raid. Hui had also allegedly communicated information to three individuals when he was not authorised to do so.

4        Lim will be charged with one count of intentionally obstructing the course of justice by using a signal to alert the employees of Club Icon to escape arrest by the police, an offence punishable under Section 204A of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.

5        Singapore adopts a zero tolerance approach towards any form of criminal activity, and law enforcement officers are expected to uphold high standards of discipline and integrity. The Authorities take a serious view of any criminal practices, and will not hesitate to take swift action against any individuals and parties involved.

Chiam Shu Yan
Senior Executive, Corporate Relations
Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau
DID: 6490 5944 Mobile: 9818 1569

Last updated: 05 Feb 2016