The director of technology at the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), who has been accused of misappropriating two Apple iPad tablets, apparently wanted to buy the products, a district court heard yesterday. Jeganathan Ramasamy, 63, who was director of the technology department from 2007 to 2012, claimed trial to two charges of criminal breach of trust involving two iPad 2s, worth a total of $1,877 in September 2011. The court heard yesterday from Wong Soon Nam, 51, vice-president, communications engineering of NCS. He told Jeganathan in a text message that the two iPad 2s were to test the new mobile apps that the information technology firm was rolling out for SCDF. The messages included the sentences “for you to trial” and “so this is tool to facilitate testing”. Deputy Public Prosecutor Hon Yi said in his opening statement that the iPads were provided to SCDF by NCS for the agency to test mobile applications that NCS was to develop and launch for SCDF. Despite knowing the iPad 2s were for SCDF use, Jeganathan sold one and gave the other to his daughter, now 28, the court heard. One of them was sold to his colleague Eric Yap Wee Teck, then […]
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