A former police officer who tipped off two nightclubs about impending police raids was charged on Thursday (Dec 3) with obstructing the course of justice.
Hui Yew Kong, 36, is accused of sending a message to Club Icon’s general manager Samuel Lim Yong Choon on Jan 9, 2014, warning him to "remove his employees ... before they could be arrested for immigration offences".
Lim, 32, then told employees who were working illegally to flee to escape arrest. He faces a similar charge of obstructing the course of justice.
Hui also allegedly tipped off another nightclub, Club De Colour 1, about the police raid, allowing employees of the club without the appropriate permits to escape before the police arrived.
For intentionally obstructing the course of justice, both Hui and Lim face a jail term of up to seven years and a fine.
The former police officer also faces another three charges under the Official Secrets Act for allegedly divulging classified information to three individuals on three occasions between August 2013 and February 2014. He faces up to two years’ jail and a S$2,000 fine for these charges.
Both Hui and Lim are currently out on bail. Their next hearings have been set for Dec 21 and Jan 7, respectively.