A DOCTOR had sex with a clinic assistant in his consultant room after the clinic closed in December 2006, unaware they were being watched by a spy camera.
Dr Tam Tak Chuen was shocked to find pictures of the sex tryst shown by his partners, Dr Khairul Abdul Rahman and Dr Ashraff Shamsuddin Eilyass, at a business meeting on March 4 2006.
Dr Khairul insisted on ending the partnership. Dr Tam claimed he was 'blackmailed' into selling him his share of the business for $50,000.He made a police two days later but investigations were discontinued in August last year.
He is suing Dr Khairul, 44, and another doctor to get the agreement declared null and void.
Dr Tam and Dr Khairul are equal partners of the Eden Family Clinic and one-third partners of Eden Medical Aesthetics in Kembangan with Dr Ashraff.
The businesses are worth more than $2 million and Dr Tam was earning about $250,000 a year. He took up the civil action after the futile police report.
Dr Tam said in court on Tuesday that his affair with Ms Joanne Chew, 25, started when she joined Eden Family Clinic in Jurong West, in 2004.
When it came to his turn to testify on Wednesday, Dr Tam said that on the evening of May 4, Dr Khairul gave him two options:
* Sell his shares in the companies to Dr Khairul for $500,000 and resign as director from the companies;
* Buy Dr Khairul's share for an undisclosed sum, after which Dr Khairul would resign his directorships
If he rejected these options, Dr Khairul threatened to wind up the companies and make public the photographs by disclosing them in the proceedings, Dr Tam said.
Read the full story in Thursday's edition of The Straits Times.