OPINION: Singaporean Roy Ngerng vs Malaysian doctor Ivan Ngeow Ko Yen

Singaporean Roy Ngerng was sacked by TTSH for allegedly defaming PM Lee even before the court case has begun. On the other hand, CGH opted to retain the service of Ivan Ngeow, a Malaysian doctor, who was convicted for outraging the modesty of a 19-year-old girl.
Is there a double standard here - one for Singaporean and another for foreigners? 
Isn't an outrage of modesty conviction more serious than a defamation lawsuit?

A doctor from the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Changi General Hospital, Ivan Ngeow Ko Yen pleaded guilty on Tuesday to cross-dressing as a junior college schoolgirl and exposing himself to a NUS undergraduate.
The court learnt that the 37 year old medical doctor was loitering at a lift lobby in Clementi while donning a school uniform of Victoria Junior College, comprising a top and a skirt.
When he caught the attention of the girl, he lifted his skirt in her direction and expose his genitals as the lift doors were closing. A police report was made and Dr Ngeow was arrested the following month.
Dr Ngeow was born in Malaysia and studied at Raffles Institution and Victoria Junior College. He obtained his medical degree from Australia’s University of Melborune.
Despite the negative publicity on one of its doctors being charged in court for outrage of modesty of a young female student from NUS, Changi General Hospital (CGH) continues to stand by the side of Malaysian doctor Ivan Ngeow Ko Yen.
In a statement released to the media, a CGH spokesperson praised Dr Ngeow for being an ‘excellent’ doctor loved by his colleagues and patients alike and he remained very much ‘part of the team’. Full story