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Former MFA protocol chief Lim Cheng Hoe pleads guilty to 10 counts of fraud

The former Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) protocol chief at the heart of a pineapple tarts cheating scandal on Monday pleaded guilty to 10 counts of fraud. Lim Cheng Hoe, who spent 38 years in public service and received the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2009, was initially facing 60 counts of cheating the Government of about $89,000. The remaining 50 charges will be taken into consideration during his sentencing hearing on Thursday afternoon.

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Ex-MFA protocol chief Lim Cheng Hoe expected to plead guilty

The former Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) protocol chief at the heart of a pineapple tarts scandal is expected to plead guilty to cheating, at a mention in three weeks. Lim Cheng Hoe, 60, first indicated his intention through his lawyers at a pre-trial conference earlier this month. He has not changed his position as of Wednesday, when parties met again to confirm the mention date. The plea mention for Lim, who is represented by Mr Philip Fong and Mr Nicklaus Tan of Harry Elias Partnership, is scheduled for 11am on February 17, at Subordinate Court 12.

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