Prosecutors, citing multiple inconsistencies between testimony in court and statements given to investigators earlier, have applied to impeach witness Nicholas Ng for being “undesirous” of telling the truth.

“It is also quite clear that this goes beyond him merely not remembering things. From the summary, it is quite clear that in virtually all of these examples, he was positively asserting that things didn’t happen or that he had no knowledge of such things when, in fact, in his statements he did say that those things happened and he had knowledge of them,” says deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Nicholas Tan.

“He was also given a number of opportunities to clarify whether he was saying he doesn’t remember or was he saying he never knew — he did not know and never knew. And on those opportunities, he made it very clear that this is not an issue of memory; he was asserting that he did not have such knowledge at any point in time,” the DPP adds.

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