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Singapore: Hin Leong Trading Director charged with obstructing course of justice

05 Aug 2021

A Director of Hin Leong Trading (Pte) Ltd (Hin Leong) was charged with one count of obstructing the course of justice at the State Courts of Singapore on Monday (4 August), according to the Singapore Police Force.

Investigations by the Commercial Affairs Department into Hin Leong revealed that sometime on or about 13 April 2020, Lim Huey Ching had allegedly instructed a Hin Leong employee to ensure that deleted items from Hin Leong’s computer servers could not be recovered, and to permanently dispose of previous backups of information on Hin Leong’s computer servers.

Such instructions allegedly took place at a time when Hin Leong was facing probable civil or criminal proceedings.

The offence of the obstruction of the course of justice, punishable under Section 204A(b) of the Penal Code carries a punishment of an imprisonment term of up to seven years, a fine, or both.

Lim Huey Ching is the daughter of Hin Leong Founder Lim Oon Kuin, who is currently facing a total of 130 charges – 68 counts of cheating, one count of abetment of forgery of a valuable security, 14 counts of abetment of forgery for the purpose of cheating, and 47 counts of abetment of forgery.

An extensive coverage by Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times regarding the fall of Hin Leong can be found below:

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Photo credit: Manifold Times
Published: 5 August, 2021

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