He was a high-flier who had been awarded the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Overseas Merit Scholarship and had earned the consideration for promotion to rank of major within five years.
But the $100,000 in debts he had accumulated due to his gambling addiction changed all that.
Phua Poh Sim, 32, was jailed four months and ordered to pay a penalty of $40,400 for providing a defence contractor with confidential information on the purchase of SAF weapons between May and August 2008.
In return for the information given to the contractor, he had received $53,100 in the form of cash loans.
More in The New Paper on Saturday (Aug 27).