Prosecution to appeal against acquittal of ex-STTA president and manager
The prosecution has filed a notice of appeal in the acquittal of Choo Wee Khiang over the misappropriation of $8,400 in 2005 from the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA). He was then the STTA president.
Ms Koh Li Ping, a 45-year-old former high-performance manager with the association, was also cleared of abetting Choo to commit the offence. This verdict was delivered on Friday.
In reply to media queries, the Attorney-General's Chambers said on Tuesday that the prosecution has filed a notice of appeal in the matter of the prosecution versus Choo and Koh.
Choo, 59, has also been charged with accepting $1,500 from a teenage player in 2005, to give him more opportunities to play in tournaments. He is also accused of accepting a total of US$600 (S$765) from STTA coach Shi Mei Sheng in 2003 and 2004, to approve the use of two training facilities in China.