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Singapore: Hin Leong Trading Founder OK Lim facing 23 new forgery-related charges at State Courts

03 May 2021

The Founder of Hin Leong Trading Lim Oon Kuin was issued 23 new forgery-related charges, namely 12 counts of abetment of forgery for the purpose of cheating and 11 counts of forgery, at the State Courts of Singapore on Friday (30 April), according to the Straits Times.

The charges alleged Lim inciting Freddy Tan Jie Ren, a contracts executive at Hin Leong, to create fake inter-tank transfer (ITT) certificates using the letterhead of UT Singapore Services on several occasions between June 12 2019 to March 9 2020 for the purpose of cheating.

Other charges claim of Lim working with Mr Tan to create fake certificates of quality issued by Amspec Testing Services (ATS) to show HSFO samples being collected at UT Singapore Services being tested by ATS on several occasions between June 12 2019 to Feb 3 2020.

The charges noted Mr Tan obtaining the forged certificates from Mohamed Hidayat Bin Mohd Shariff, a senior business manager at Amspec, between June 12 2019 to February 3 2020 and Ramachandran Ravichandran, a senior operations executive at Amspec, between October 15 2019 to and March 9 2020.

DPP Navin Naidu requested an additional six weeks to finalise charges while Lim’s court bail of $3 million was extended on Friday with the next hearing scheduled on 24 June.

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: 3 May, 2021

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