Former SPH senior exec arrested on suspicion of CBT
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FORMER Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) senior vice president of the English and Malay News Division Peter Khoo Chong Meng, 47, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of criminal breach of trust (CBT).
The Straits Times reported that he was hauled in for police questioning on Friday and was grilled at Tanglin Police Division Headquarters for about seven hours.
This was from about noon following his admission to taking illegal payments and shopping vouchers.
He is now out on police bail pending police investigations. He was allowed to leave at about seven PM and was driven off in a black Toyota Camry.
CBT carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in jail and a fine.
Mr Khoo has so far declined to speak with reporters who have been waiting outside his home and outside the police station.
SPH yesterday announced that it dismissed Mr Khoo after he voluntarily admitted earlier this week to receiving illegal payments and misappropriating shopping vouchers handled by the Editorial Projects Unit (EPU) which he oversaw.