BSI banker involved in 1MDB ‘lacks candour, credibility’
unreliable witness with “play poker mentality”
refused to admit truth until evidence incontrovertible
30 months’ jail for witness tampering in 1MDB probe
four charges of witness tampering, jail term of up to 7 years
Judge Ng wrote: accused ‘play poker’ mentality, unreliable witness
Yeo repeatedly played down connections with JoLo
JoLo at the centre of money laundering scheme
Yeo said he did not stay in JoLo’s apartment in Hong Kong
later said he spent a few hours there
Yeo initially did not recognise “Chuan Teik Ying”
subsequently recognised her as JoLo’s girlfriend
Yeo could not recall flying on JoLo’s private jet
later said that it could be possible.
Yeo claimed never met JoLo without BSI banker Yak Yew Chee being present
later acknowledged he met JoLo by himself in S’pore and Barbados.
Yeo sought to frustrate investigations into JoLo
Yeo money laundering charges to be heard in April
My comments :
The Singapore Courts have come out with a written judgement within a short time.
The facts that got Yeo Jia Wei convicted in Court and thrown into jail were his links with JoLo (and his denials thereof in Court). In the Singapore courts JoLo is a radioactive name.
There is some activity going on in New Zealand with the Low family. Yacht trackers say the yacht Equanimity has berthed in Auckland, New Zealand.
It takes a long time to sail from anywhere to New Zealand. And venturing into the southern Pacific aboard a yacht, even a super yacht, is no easy sailing. The yacht can be tossed around like a cork.
A fugitive’s life is very difficult. Running constantly can be a real chore. Running away on a yacht is a joke.