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Jail for former CPIB assistant director

A former assistant director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), Edwin Yeo Seow Hiong, 40, who misappropriated $1.76 million, was jailed for 10 years yesterday.

Yeo, who had faced 21 charges, admitted to four charges, reported The Straits Times Online.

In another case, former Ministry of Foreign Affairs protocol chief Lim Cheng Hoe, 61, was jailed 15 months. He had earlier pleaded guilty to having pilfered $88,997 of taxpayers' money, mostly involving the purchase of thousands of boxes of pineapple tarts.