Ex-NTUC chairman Phey Yew Kok, jailed for criminal breach of trust, completes sentence

Former NTUC chairman and former MP Phey Yew Kok, who spent 36 years on the run, was sentenced in 2016 to 60 months in jail for criminal breach of trust, abetting the fabrication of evidence and intentionally omitting to appear before a court. "I must
Former NTUC chairman and former MP Phey Yew Kok, who spent 36 years on the run, was sentenced in 2016 to 60 months in jail for criminal breach of trust, abetting the fabrication of evidence and intentionally omitting to appear before a court. "I must apologise and accept what I did was wrong," he told ST.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Mr Phey, seen here speaking at an NTUC event in the 1970s, was appointed its president in 1970 and its chairman in 1979.
Mr Phey, seen here speaking at an NTUC event in the 1970s, was appointed its president in 1970 and its chairman in 1979.ST FILE PHOTO

84-year-old, who served last year of term in home detention, apologises for wrongdoing

After 36 years on the run overseas and a jail term here, former NTUC chairman and former MP Phey Yew Kok is a free man.

For the past one year, he has been familiarising himself with his neighbourhood, three hours a day.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 25, 2018, with the headline 'Ex-union leader jailed for CBT completes sentence'. Print Edition | Subscribe