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Former SEC head cleared of charges but loses job

The former executive director of environmental group Singapore Environment Council (SEC), Mr Edwin Seah, has been cleared of the charges relating to his suspension.

But The Straits Times (ST) understands that despite this, his employment with the council has been terminated, with the SEC Board saying it did not find him a good fit for the organisation.

TERMINATION

ST also understands that Mr Seah, 46, was told of the termination on Tuesday.

SEC employees received an e-mail, which ST has seen, stating that Mr Seah was no longer an employee of SEC.

The latest development comes after a special panel was convened on Nov 2 to look into the reasons for Mr Seah's suspension.

In October, he had been told by SEC executive committee chairman Lam Joon Khoi that he was suspended from duty.

Mr Seah had said then that no reason was given for his suspension.

ST understands that he was suspended for not following standard operating procedure during an SEC event and over suspicions that he was behind an anonymous e-mail that was sent to media organisations early this year.

- Straits Times Online

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