A former Lieutenant-Colonel from the Singapore Civil Defence (SCDF) was charged in court today (Mar 16) for harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act. According to court documents, 39-year-old Goh Wee Hong stalked a 28-year-old woman between Aug 27 and 30, 2015, before he lost his job from the police report lodged by the victim.

As a gag order has been issued by the court, the victim cannot be named. The married former Lt-Col applied for access to the offending text messages referenced in the charge and he face a fine up to S$5,000 and/or 12 months’ jail.

This is the third scandal hitting the SCDF in recent years. Three years ago in 2013, a SCDF director was charged for misappropriating two iPads, while the SCDF commissioner Peter Lim was convicted of receiving sexual gratifications in return for offering government contracts.