2 weeks in jail for contempt of court brought closure, says Hour Glass co-founder Jannie Chan

The Hour Glass co-founder got to meet daughter, a drug offender

Businesswoman Jannie Chan, 74, the co-founder of luxury watch retailer The Hour Glass, at her home after her release from prison. She had been jailed for contempt of court. Her daughter is in jail for repeated drug abuse.
Businesswoman Jannie Chan, 74, the co-founder of luxury watch retailer The Hour Glass, at her home after her release from prison. She had been jailed for contempt of court. Her daughter is in jail for repeated drug abuse.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE KIAT

For prominent businesswoman Jannie Chan, completing her two-week prison term last Saturday has brought closure in more ways than one.

In prison, she got to meet daughter Audrey Tay after asking for and receiving permission from prison officials, which meant closure from the stress Ms Chan had to endure ever since her 45-year-old daughter went to jail five months ago.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 26, 2019, with the headline '2 weeks in jail brought closure, says Jannie Chan'. Print Edition | Subscribe