On 19 July 2022, Liew Cheng Long Shawn (“Liew”), aged 36, was charged in court with one count of engaging in a conspiracy with Ang Yew Teck (“Ang”), aged 49, to intentionally obstruct the course of justice under Section 204A(b) read with Section 109 of the Penal Code (Cap. 224, 2008 Rev. Ed.) (“PC”). Ang had been charged in Court on 25 February 2022 for the same offence as well as other unrelated offences under the Remote Gambling Act 2014 and the Custom Act (Cap. 70, 2004 Rev. Ed.)
Liew and Ang are alleged to have conspired to intentionally obstruct the course of justice by offering Ng Yu Zhi (“Ng”), a director of Envy Asset Management Pte Ltd (“EAM”) and a former director of Envy Global Trading Pte Ltd (“EGT”) a way to leave Singapore unlawfully in breach of his bail conditions. They had allegedly done so knowing that Ng was under police investigations and had already been charged for criminal offences in the State Courts. Ng is facing charges for cheating and other offences, in relation to an investment scheme marketed by EAM and EGT that had raised more than S$1 billion from investors.
Police had earlier foiled another separate conspiracy of a similar nature. In that case, three men were charged in Court on 26 October 2021 for engaging in a conspiracy to intentionally obstruct the course of justice under Section 204A(b) read with Section 109 of the PC. All three men have been convicted for this offence, for contacting various persons with the intention to offer Ng a way to leave Singapore unlawfully. They were each sentenced to an imprisonment term of three months for the offence.
The Police will take tough enforcement action against those who assist others to leave Singapore illegally. Such offenders will be prosecuted to the fullest extent under the law.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
19 July 2022 @ 10:25 PM