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Oracle is red-faced in the Asia-Pacific, as one of its staffers has been accused of trading sex for favourable treatment by Singapore’s narcotics agency.

The case, reported by Reuters, centres around Ng Boon Gay, former director of the country’s Central Narcotics Bureau, who is facing two charges brought by Singapore’s anti-corruption agency.

According to Reuters, the agency is accusing Ng of two counts of “obtaining sexual gratification from a senior sales manager at Oracle Corporation Singapore Pte Ltd as an inducement to help further the firm's business interest”.

The employee, named by the corruption agency as Cecilia Sue Siew Nang, formerly worked for Hitachi Data Systems, and a further two charges have been brought against Ng on the basis that she and he had a similar arrangement while she was at HDS. While Oracle hasn’t commented, HDS says it did not know about or condone any such activity.

The Straits Times reports that the woman is still working for Oracle, and denies any wrongdoing. It also notes that Oracle does not seem to have performed any work for the narcotics agency during Ng’s tenure as its head.

Reuters notes that the former head of Singapore’s civil defence force, Peter Lim, faces ten similar charges involving three different women working for IT companies. ®

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