On 25 September 2020, Lim Oon Kuin, founder of Hin Leong Trading (Pte) Ltd (“Hin Leong”), was charged in court with an additional charge of abetment of forgery for the purpose of cheating.
The charge, which arises from investigations by the Commercial Affairs Department into Hin Leong, relates to Lim Oon Kuin instigating a Hin Leong employee to forge an email purportedly sent by Hin Leong to China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation Ltd on 26 February 2020 in relation to a sale transaction of Gasoil 10PPM Sulphur. This email, along with the Inter-Tank Transfer certificate mentioned in the first charge, was submitted to a financial institution to secure more than USD 56 million in trade financing.
With the latest charge, Lim Oon Kuin now faces two counts of abetment of forgery for the purpose of cheating.
Investigations are ongoing into other offences allegedly committed by Lim Oon Kuin.
The offence of abetment of forgery for the purpose of cheating, punishable under Section 468 read with Section 109 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, carries a punishment of an imprisonment term of up to 10 years and a fine.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
25 September 2020 @ 4:40 PM