Yang Yin Saga - The form writer and the accountant

Yang Yin, a former China tour guide at the centre of a dispute over the assets of a wealthy widow was convicted of 120 charges on May 31.
Yang Yin, a former China tour guide at the centre of a dispute over the assets of a wealthy widow was convicted of 120 charges on May 31. PHOTO: ST FILE

Former China tour guide Yang Yin was convicted last week of 120 charges of falsifying receipts and company accounts, and duping the authorities into granting him permanent residency and his wife a long-term visit pass. Court papers named several people whom he came into contact with in Singapore - a former business partner, an accountant and a form writer. The Sunday Times tracks down two of them.

The form writer


Mr Aik (above) helped Yang Yin fill in an application form for PR.PHOTO: ALICIA CHAN FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES

It has been nearly five years since Mr Aik Nam San first met former China tour guide Yang Yin, but the form writer remembers the meeting vividly.

"He came to see me at around 11am to noon and I was very busy," said the 69-year-old. "When it came to his turn, the first thing he said was, 'Uncle, go for lunch first if you are hungry'.

"He was very polite. Other people would have said, 'Fill in my form first'," Mr Aik told The Sunday Times. "And the way he called me Uncle, dragging out the 'cle' - it was so seductive."

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The accountant


Yang Yin in a police car on Nov 5, 2014. PHOTO: ST FILE

Former tour guide Yang Yin was a foreigner who knew Singapore "very well", said the accountant who was deceived into preparing financial statements for his sham firm.

He knew how the authorities worked and what documents would be needed for a company's financial statements, she said.

The receipts, which were falsified in order to make his company Young Music and Dance Studio seem legitimate, appeared genuine.

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