Company boss denies asking personal driver to take rap for traffic offences
The boss of a gold and metal recycling company has denied asking his personal driver to get others to take the rap for traffic offences committed by his friends.
Seah Hock Thiam, 45, president of Esun International, took the stand on Monday to defend allegations that he instigated his driver, Mr Mohamad Azmi Abdul Wahab, 40, to get Mr Azmi's friend, driver Salami Badrus, and aunt Rosniwati Jumani, to take the blame for parking offences committed by Mr John Ho Ah Huat and Mr Ong Pang Aik respectively.
Mr Ho, then chief executive of video entertainment company Scorpio East Holdings, and Mr Ong, chairman of construction company Lian Beng Construction, had received letters from the Traffic Police for parking their Porsche and Maserati illegally at Simon Road on Aug 12, 2009.
Seah told the court that after the summonses had been faxed to him by Mr Ong, he handed then to Mr Azmi to settle.