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Employee gambles away company money

Posted by jtsmyth8 on June 10, 2008

A customer service executive siphoned almost $2 million from his company over two years, and then lost it all in casinos.

And while under probe for his gambling sprees in Genting Highlands and onboard cruise ships, he managed to lie his way into getting a replacement passport to travel – again to visit casinos.

In the six months between December 2006 and May last year alone, he blew $826,500 at the gaming tables. Of this sum, he has paid back $72,500.

On Monday, Ng Ting Hwa, 32, was jailed a total of 71/2 years.

He is single and holds a Bachelor of Science, Banking and Finance degree from the University of London at the Singapore Institute of Management. (story)

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Chief calls for respect during torch journey

Posted by jtsmyth8 on April 14, 2008

Singapore on Monday called for respect for the Olympics torch relay as it is a symbol of peace and friendship.

Mr Ng Ser Miang, an International Olympic Committee Executive Board member from Singapore and also chairman of the Organising Committee for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2010, told Xinhua on the sidelines of a seminar on YOG, that he felt sad that the torch relay encountered some disruptions in London, Paris and San Francisco.

‘But we are happy that it was going smoothly at the latter stops which saw a lot of protection and excitement in welcoming the torch,’ he said.

‘I believe that it will get respect’, because ‘it is a very important symbol for Olympic movements, and also a symbol of peace and friendship,’ he added. (story)

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Singaporean drug mule jailed 5 years

Posted by jtsmyth8 on March 18, 2008

A Singaporean man who swallowed more than A$500,000 worth of heroin and then tried to smuggle it into Australia, was jailed five years by a court in Brisbane on Tuesday. Ng Teck Boon, 40, had 91 packets of heroin in his stomach when he was arrested at Brisbane International Airport on June 27 last year, The the Supreme Court in Brisbane was told.

He pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of importing a marketable quantity of a border controlled drug, according to a report carried on news.com.au.

Commonwealth prosecutor Paul Huygens told the court that Ng had arrived on a flight from Hong Kong and was grilled by Customs officers after looking ‘nervous’.

He quickly admitted to having swallowed a large amount of heroin before boarding the flight.

He was arrested by Australian Federal Police and spent two days in hospital while he passed out all the packages, said the online report. (story)

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Singapore pilot caught with child porn

Posted by jtsmyth8 on February 14, 2008

7 video files were found on the personal computer of a Singapore Airlines (SIA) pilot who was fined A$12,000 for trying to bring child pornography into Australia, court documents showed on Wednesday.Some of the videos contained footage of rape, sexual violence and children engaged in sexual activity, the documents said.

Captain Ng Kok Yauw, 41, a Malaysian, piloted a Singapore Airlines flight last Saturday from Singapore to Adelaide, Australia, when customs officials searched his laptop and found video clips of child pornography, Adelaide court documents seen by Reuters said.

Ng, who appeared in court on Monday, pleaded guilty to charges of importing banned material and making a false statement to a customs officer.

He could not be reached for comment but Singapore Airlines, the world’s second-largest airline by market value, said the airline was conducting its own investigation. (story)

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William Ng: criminal for life

Posted by jtsmyth8 on February 9, 2008

At the age of 15, William Ng was sent to the Singapore Boys’ Home for three years for robbing and hurting a victim. He proved too troublesome there and was packed off to the Reformative Training Centre.

Since his release, Ng, now 38, continued to be in trouble with the law.

He has been jailed for fighting and causing hurt, theft, drug possession and consumption, as well as fined for traffic offences.

On Wednesday, he was sent to jail again, this time for six years and two months and ordered to be caned six times for a host of crimes.

He committed some of the offences in 2002 while still under supervision for consuming drugs a year earlier. (story)

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