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Tang Wee Sung charged with human organ trafficking

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 11, 2008

CK Tang’s chairman Tang Wee Sung, 55, was charged in court on Thursday afternoon with trying to buy a kidney from a living donor, for which he was willing to pay $300,000 to a middleman to procure it.

Tang faces three counts – two under the Human Organ Transplant Act which bans the sale of human organs, and another for making a false declaration.

He is said to have arranged with Wang Chin Sing, Whang Sung Lin and other persons to get a kidney from a living donor, Indonesian Sulaiman Damanik, 26, between April and June 19.

The charge states that he agreed to pay $300,000 to Wang for ‘the supply’ of the kidney from Mr Sulaiman in June.

The second charge accuses him of lying to the Commissioner for Oaths that he did not pay any money to procure the organ and that he was related to Mr Sulaiman.

On the third charge, he is said to have also lied in his application to the transplant ethics committee. (story)

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