26th June 2012, 12:53 PM
Ex-SPH VP charged for corruption, criminal breach of trust
Former ST Pocket Money Fund organising chairman admitted to receiving illegal payments, misappropriating shopping vouchers
by Amir Hussain Updated 11:46 AM Jun 26, 2012
SINGAPORE - Former Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) senior vice-president Peter Khoo was this morning charged in court for corruption and criminal breach of trust.
Khoo, who was arrested in September 2010, had allegedly received illegal payments and misappropriated shopping vouchers while he was organising chairman of the activities and events for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. He was dismissed from SPH that month.
A total of ten charges were read out in court - eight for corruption and two for criminal breach of trust. The prosecution is proceeding on two charges of corruption and one of criminal breach of trust.
According to the prosecution's charge sheets, Khoo is charged with obtaining monetary gratifications from one Liaw Kim Chew while in charge of the Editorial Project Unit as reward for awarding Liaw with business deals between July 2006 and August 2010.
Khoo received a total of S$83,500 from Liaw.
Between May 2007 and July 2010, Khoo also twice misappropriated Capita vouchers. The misappropriated vouchers amounted to over S$23,000.
Khoo, who was represented by Mr Alfonso Ang, declined to speak to reporters.
The case which has been adjourned will be mentioned in court again at 10am on July 10.
Khoo's police bail has been extended.
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