RWS executive found guilty of misleading authorities and deleting evidence in database

Albert Lim Tze Chean (above) of Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) was found guilty and convicted on Friday, Nov 8, 2013, of giving false information to the Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) and deleting incriminating evidence in eight log entries. --
Albert Lim Tze Chean (above) of Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) was found guilty and convicted on Friday, Nov 8, 2013, of giving false information to the Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) and deleting incriminating evidence in eight log entries. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN

A senior executive of Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) was fined $100,000 on Friday of giving misleading information to the Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) and deleting incriminating evidence in eight log entries.

Albert Lim Tze Chean, 44, the vice-president of the VIP services of the gaming services department of RWS, pleaded guilty to committing these offences in 2011. He had tried to conceal that RWS had awarded Universal Studio Singapore (USS) tickets to those renewing their annual levy membership.

CRA initiated investigations in May 2011 after learning that USS tickets had been issued in a way that breeched the prohibition under the Casino Control Act against direct or indirect reimbursement of the annual casino entry levy of $2,000.

In July 2011, Lim told three CRA inspectors that RWS had issued complimentary USS tickets only to guests who were Gold and Premier card member or higher . He said it was part of the casino's daily routine to appease patrons and customers who had complained about the service at RWS.

He failed to mention that these tickets had also been offered to those renewing the annual levy membership.

Lim had also accessed the casino's database and deleted any references to USS tickets given "for annual renewal levy" to eight patrons. He is now the director of the projects department at RWS.

RWS had been fined $600,000 last year for these violations. Two other executives - Lee Poh Yee, who was the senior vice-president of gaming services department, and Sim Bee Ling, assistant manager of VIP services - are claiming trial.