Phey Yew Kok to Face 34 Charges

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Phey Yew Kok to Face 34 Charges


          On 23 July 2015, former fugitive Phey Yew Kok faces a total of 34 charges in Court. These charges include the four counts of Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) and two counts under the Trade Unions Act (Cap 129) that were tendered against Phey in Court on 10 December 1979. Phey had absconded on 7 January 1980. He surrendered at the Singapore Embassy in Bangkok on 22 June 2015 and was escorted back to Singapore on 23 June 2015.

2        The 34 charges against Phey are as follows:

a. 21 counts of CBT as a servant, amounting to S$195,955.81 and US$2,136, which are offences punishable under Section 408 of the Penal Code, Chapter 103, 1970 Revised Edition;
b. 4 counts of CBT with common intention, amounting to S$210,859.14, which are offences punishable under Section 408 read with Section 34 of the Penal Code, Chapter 103, 1970 Revised Edition;
c. 3 counts of CBT, amounting to S$27,342.08, which are offences punishable under Section 406 of the Penal Code, Chapter 103, 1970 Revised Edition;
d. 2 counts of investing funds without the approval of the Minister, amounting to S$17,745, a contravention of the provisions of Section 50(1)(b) of the Trade Unions Act, Chapter 129, 1970 Revised Edition, and punishable under Section 60(1) of the said Act;
e. 2 counts of abetting the provision of false information to a public servant, which are offences punishable under Section 182 read with Section 109 of the Penal Code, Chapter 103, 1970 Revised Edition;
f. 1 count of abetting the fabrication of false evidence, which is an offence punishable under Section 193 read with Section 109 of the Penal Code, Chapter 103, 1970 Revised Edition; and
g. 1 count of failing to attend before a court of justice in obedience to an order, which is an offence punishable under Section 174 of the Penal Code, Chapter 103, 1970 Revised Edition.

3        Singapore adopts a zero tolerance approach towards corruption and criminal activities. The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) takes a serious view of any corrupt and criminal practices, and will not hesitate to take swift action against any individuals and parties involved.


Lee Wei Kit
Manager, Corporate Relations
Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau
DID: 6490 5938 Mobile: 9818 1569

Clare Tan
Assistant Director, Corporate Relations
Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau
DID: 6490 5934 Mobile: 9818 1569

Last updated: 05 Feb 2016