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Businessman gets six weeks in "dodging summons'' case

Published on Nov 20, 2012 11:22 AM
 
Seah Hock Thiam, president of Esun International, was sentenced to six weeks' jail for instigating his driver to get two people to take the rap for traffic offences committed by two of his friends. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

The president of a recycling company was sentenced to six weeks' jail on Tuesday for instigating his driver to get two people to take the rap for traffic offences committed by two friends.

Seah Hock Thiam, 46, boss of Esun International, is appealing against his conviction and sentence.

He was found guilty earlier of two charges of abetting Mr Mohamad Azmi Abdul Wahab, 40, to intentionally pervert the course of justice on a day in August 2009.

One of the prosecution's witnesses, Mr Ong Pang Aik, 54, chairman and managing director of mainboard-listed construction group Lian Beng Group, had testified that he and his friend, Mr John Ho Ah Huat, 54, were booked for illegally parking their Maserati and Porsche respectively along Simon Road. Mr Ho was chief executive of Scorpio East Holdings, a video entertainment company.

 
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