12 Jan '11, 6am

Man accused of 18 graft charges

AN UNEMPLOYED man was charged in court on Wednesday with corruptly giving bribes totalling $9,400 to two security supervisors to close an eye on his suspected vice-related activities at a hotel. Wong Jing Ching alias Patrick Champion Wong, 40, allegedly gave a total of $7,600 to one Sazali Kassim, 31, near Landmark Village Hotel between April 2009 and May last year. He is said to have abetted Mr Sazali in a conspiracy to give bribes of between $200 and $600 to the latter's colleague, Muhammad Farhan Osman, 23, in return for not reporting his suspected vice-related activities in the hotel to the management. The five alleged incidents occurred between January and May last year. Wong, who is out on bail, had been charged earlier with seven counts of living in part on the earnings of prostitutes, receiving three of the Uzbekistan women at Changi Airport, and managing a contact...

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