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AGC to appeal sentence for Brompton bikes case

The Attorney-General's Chambers has filed a Notice of Appeal against a S$5,000 fine for a former National Parks Board officer, convicted of lying to Ministry of National Development auditors.

SINGAPORE: The Attorney-General's Chambers has filed a Notice of Appeal against the sentence of a former National Parks Board (NParks) Assistant Director for giving false information to auditors from the Ministry of National Development (MND). A spokesperson revealed this, in response to media inquiries on Wednesday (June 10).

This comes a day after Bernard Lim Yong Soon was given the maximum fine of S$5,000 for the offence. He had faced up to a year's jail.

Lim had lied to MND officers who were conducting an internal audit into Nparks' purchase of 26 Brompton bicycles. He had denied that he was friends with Lawrence Lim Chun How, the director of the company BikeHop Singapore that had won the tender.

Bernard Lim had earlier been acquitted of another charge of instigating Lawrence Lim to give false information to public servants. The AGC will be appealing against the acquittal as well.


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