After appearing before the State Courts on Thursday 23 July 2015, former NTUC Chairman and Member of Parliament Phey Yew Kok faces 28 more charges. This brings the total number of charges to 34.
The charges were read to Phey via videolink and most of which were related to criminal breach of trust. Phey has been on the run for 36 years before turning himself in to the authorities. The accused was represented by Senior Counsel Sant Singh from Tan Rajah & Cheah and will appear in court again on 3 September 2015 9.30am. No bail was offered to Phey.
On 22 June this year, Phey turned himself in at Singapore’s Bangkok Embassy and was brought back by CPIB officers the same day. For criminal breach of trust by a public servant, he faces up to seven years’ jail and is liable to a fine.
For the other Trades Union Act charges, Phey faces up to a S$1,000 fine unless the offences warrant another form of punishment under the Act.