Ex-union leader Phey Yew Kok serving last lap of jail term in home detention

Above: Then NTUC chairman Phey Yew Kok in 1979. He fled abroad after being charged that year and remained a fugitive until 2015. Left: Phey, now 83, was sentenced in 2016 to 60 months in jail for his offences.
Left: Then NTUC chairman Phey Yew Kok in 1979. He fled abroad after being charged that year and remained a fugitive until 2015. Right: Phey, now 83, was sentenced in 2016 to 60 months in jail for his offences.ST FILE PHOTO

Former NTUC chairman and former MP Phey Yew Kok is some five months away from settling criminal offences committed more than three decades ago as he serves out the last lap of his prison term in home detention.

A Singapore Prison Service (SPS) spokesman said Phey - who is now completely blind in his right eye and suffers from severe hearing impairment - has been placed on the year-long Home Detention Scheme (HDS), under which he is due to complete serving his sentence in October.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 08, 2018, with the headline 'Ex-union leader serving last lap of jail term in home detention'. Print Edition | Subscribe