Eye doc suspended following imprisonment for tax fraud

Currie Chiang, 56, eye surgeon of lnternational Eye Clinic (IEC) in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, pleaded guilty to two charges of tax evasion for the Years of Assessment 2006 and 2007. Chiang has been suspended for four months, from Dec 22, by the
Currie Chiang, 56, eye surgeon of lnternational Eye Clinic (IEC) in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, pleaded guilty to two charges of tax evasion for the Years of Assessment 2006 and 2007. Chiang has been suspended for four months, from Dec 22, by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC). -- ST FILE PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

Eye specialist Dr Currie Chiang has been suspended for four months, from December 22, by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC).

This follows her conviction by the Subordinate Courts in May 2011 for under declaring her income over two years. For that, she was imprisoned for six months and fined $117,888.30.

Dr Chiang, who practices in a clinic at the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, did not contest the charges brought against her by the SMC.

She will also need to give a written undertaking that she will not repeat the offence, and to pay the cost of the hearing incurred by the SMC.