Two more witness tampering charges slapped on ex-BSI banker Yeo

Ex-BSI banker Yeo Jiawei has four obstruction of justice charges.
Ex-BSI banker Yeo Jiawei has four obstruction of justice charges.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Two more witness tampering charges were slapped today on ex-BSI banker Yeo Jiawei, bringing the total number of obstruction of justice charges brought so far to four.

Trial dates for these four charges are set for Oct 31 to Nov 11.

Yeo, 33, has been described by prosecutors as having played a key role in facilitating illicit transactions involving scandal-hit state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) which allegedly led to the shutdown of Swiss private bank BSI's operations in Singapore.

To date, Yeo has been charged with nine offences ranging from money laundering, cheating, forgery and obstruction of justice in the ongoing 1MDB probe.

He has been in custody since April 16, and will stay in remand pending trial. He was again denied bail on Thursday.

The next hearing on Yeo's case is set for Sept 8. A pre-trial conference for ex-remisier Kelvin Ang Wee Keng, who was charged for corruption, is scheduled for Aug 25. Ang, 34, is the second Singaporean charged in connection with the investigation.