Singapore

 

A court sentenced Pak Lian Huat to four weeks' imprisonment for paying S$500 ($396) each to Stephen Low Teck Khwee and Thanabal Sokalingam Thambusamy to pretend they were running illegal internet gambling cafes. The cafes were run by Cheh Back Hai who approached Pak for investment in his operations in exchange for a 40 percent share of profits, with both lining up others to take the blame if the cafes were raided. Cheh and Low were earlier sentenced  to four months' imprisonment, with Low also fined S$9,500. Thanabal received a 12 week sentence and fine of S$4,000.

 

Edwin Yeo Seow Hiong, an assistant director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, was charged 21 counts related to allegations he misappropriated S$1.7 million ($1.3 million) of the agency's money between 2008 and 2012. Twelve of the counts relate to allegations he used a chunk of the funds he took to gamble at the Marina Bay Sands casino. He is said to have spent more than S$240,000 at the casino between May and September 2012, with at least 12 visits.

 

 

 

Dan Tan Seet Eng, the Singaporean seen at the center of a global soccer match-fixing ring, is "currently assisting the Singapore authorities in their investigations", according to a statement by police. Tan was charged in absentia in Hungary last week. Singapore said it had asked Hungary for approval to interview a witness and for more information and said a German police team had visited Singapore in early May to exchange information. Hungary has also charged 44 of its nationals in the case.  

 

 

Police arrested four women and a man and seized three electronic mahjong tables in a raid on an illegal gambling den in one private apartment and arrested two men in a four-hour operation at another. The police also seized 19 computers in the second raid. 

 

 

A Malaysian man was fined S$3,000 ($2,390) for stealing two S$1,000 casino chips at the Marina Bay Sands casino. Mong Wai Cheong pleaded guilty to grabbing the chips after Singaporean gambler Loi Kheng Chin put them down as a bet on "small" at a sic bo table before moving to another table to bet more.

 

 

Lee Lim Kiong, a director of PSM Fasteners, was sentenced to 4 1/2 years imprisonment after pleading guilty to two charges  of criminal breach of trust as a servant. Lim is said to have embezzled nearly S$800,000 ($636,000) from his employer, using much of the money to gamble in Macau casinos. Police separately arrested a chief cashier from Standard Chartered Bank last week for allegedly embezzling S$500,000. She was arrested carrying S$4,905 in gaming chips.

 

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