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Woman escapes jail over false bribery claims

$10k fine instead for alleging that two men tried to bribe judge

Published on May 3, 2014 9:31 AM
Koh Yew Choo made the false allegations of bribery in a letter to the Home Affairs Ministry.

A woman, who caused her married boyfriend to give false information that an accused person and his lawyer were offering bribes to a judge, had her six-week jail term reduced on appeal to a $10,000 fine yesterday.

Koh Yew Choo, 47, made the allegations in a letter addressed to the permanent secretary for the Home Affairs Ministry in February 2009.

She typed the letter but it was signed by Ng Boon Tin, 63, her boyfriend of 30 years and with whom she has two children.

In the letter, she claimed to have "insider information" that Mr Wong Kee Yock and his lawyer offered a bribe to a judge to get a fine instead of a jail term.

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