|S’pore A-G points out errors in Knight’s book|
|Saturday, 15 September 2012 09:15am|
©The Star (Used by permission)
By LOSHANA K SHAGAR
PETALING JAYA: The Singapore Attorney-General's Chambers claimed there were “a number of errors” in former prosecutor Glenn Knight's recently published book.
Three errors were highlighted, including one where Knight said the sentence imposed included a S$1mil (RM2.5mil) fine.
The statement issued yesterday clarified that the fine was S$500,000 (RM1.25mil).
In 1985, Knight prosecuted ex-MCA president Tan Koon Swan, who faced 15 charges - including criminal breach of trust (CBT) and share manipulation - after the collapse of Pan-El Industries which temporarily halted the Malaysia and Singapore stock exchanges.
Tan, who had a stake in Pan-El, pleaded guilty and was jailed two years and fined S$1mil. He quit as MCA president after his sentencing.
Knight had recently apologised to Tan for wrongly prosecuting him and said in his book that Tan “was technically an innocent man”.
However, the Singapore A-G's Chambers stated that 14 other charges had not been instituted against Tan because he had pleaded guilty to the main charge of CBT.
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