The Straits Times
Published on Sep 28, 2012

Court of Appeal throws out Sunshine Empire case


The Sunshine Empire legal saga came to an end on Friday, after the Court of Appeal found that the case has not raised any important legal questions.

Sunshine Empire founder James Phang Wah and former director Jackie Hoo Choon Cheat, are serving nine and seven years' jail for running a fradulent business and criminal breach of trust.

Their appeals to the High Court were dismissed last November. Ordinarily, this would have been their last avenue of appeal.

But Phang and Hoo applied successfully to bring their case to the Court of Appeal, court, asking it to determine legal questions of public interest that have arisen in the case.