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Prosecution will amend charges against four SMRT drivers if they plead guilty

Published on Jan 10, 2013 4:59 PM
 
SMRT bus drivers from China, who refused to show up for work, gathering outside their dormitory in Woodlands on the early morning of Nov 26, 2012. The prosecution will amend the charges faced by four SMRT bus drivers from conspiring and instigating a strike among drivers last November, to participating in the illegal industrial action, if they plead guilty. --SHIN MIN PHOTO

The prosecution will amend the charges faced by four SMRT bus drivers from conspiring and instigating a strike among drivers last November, to participating in the illegal industrial action, if they plead guilty.

This was revealed by the defence counsel who is representing one of the drivers after after a pre-trial conference on Thursday.

He Jun Ling, 32, Gao Yue Qiang, 32, Liu Xiangying, 33, and Wang Xianjie, 39, were charged with conspiring and instigating a strike among drivers in November last year.

He, however, still faces another charge of inciting workers to strike in relation to a statement he posted on Chinese website Baidu.

 
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