Singapore Lawyer Lim Tean charged with criminal breach of trust and stalking an ex-employee; may face more charges

Let’s remember he’s also an opposition politician so how many of these charges are politically motivated are always hard to tell in Singapore

SINGAPORE — Lawyer and opposition party leader Lim Tean was charged on Thursday (May 12) with criminal breach of trust, stalking a former employee, and acting as a lawyer without a valid practising certificate.

Lim, 57, who heads the Peoples Voice party and law firm Carson Law Chambers, may face further charges of cheating and criminal breach of trust, Deputy Public Prosecutor Edwin Soh told the court.

He was initially arrested in October 2020 when he did not cooperate with police investigations.

He then took to the High Court to prevent the police from continuing their probe against him, but his application was dismissed and he was ordered to pay legal costs.

His unlawful stalking charge relates to the alleged harassment of a former employee in 2020 while she was working at his law firm.

She had complained that he invited her for dinner and drinks at his home and persistently addressed her using inappropriate terms such as “darling” and “baby”, even after she told him that she felt uncomfortable with this, as it was stated in High Court judge Ang Cheng Hock’s grounds of decision.

Court documents showed that he was said to have repeatedly sent “flirtatious text messages” on the phone to Ms S Priyanka Aunnucia between April and May 2020, which caused her distress. This was during the semi-lockdown period due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As for Lim’s alleged criminal breach of trust offence, he is accused of misappropriating S$30,000, which had been awarded to his former client, Mr Suresh Kumar A Jesupal, as settlement in respect of a motor injury civil suit.

This purportedly happened between Nov 14 and Dec 4, 2019.

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