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Second RWS executive fined for providing misleading information

Published on Dec 6, 2013 1:15 PM
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A second Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) executive was dealt with on Friday for her part in misleading the Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) over the issuance of freebies to gamblers who renewed their annual entry levies. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

A second Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) executive was dealt with on Friday for her part in misleading the Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) over the issuance of freebies to gamblers who renewed their annual entry levies.

Sim Bee Ling, 31, who is also known as Chernie, was fined $20,000. She had pleaded guilty last week to instructing team leader Thien Lai Foo in mid 2011 to use correction fluid and erase all mention of the giving of Universal Studios Singapore (USS) tickets for annual levy renewals in a briefing book, which is used to communicate instructions to the next shift of employees.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Gordon Oh said that Sim, who was then the director of VIP Services, had explained to Mr Thien it had to be done for "CRA purpose". Mr Albert Lim Tze Chean, former vice-president of VIP Services, then submitted these books to CRA inspectors.

Sim's lawyer, Senior Counsel Tan Chee Meng, said his client was "motivated by a desire to right a wrong, although in so doing, she found herself at the wrong end of the law". Mr Lim had been fined $100,000 last month on a charge of giving misleading information to CRA and on eight charges of deleting incriminating evidence in online log entries. RWS had been fined $600,000 last year for these violations. Another senior executive - Lee Poh Yee, who was then the senior vice-president of gaming services department - is claiming trial.

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