12 Jan '11, 9am

Taiwanese loanshark runner gets 46 months jail, cane: A TAIWANESE national has been sentenced to six strokes of

A TAIWANESE national has been sentenced to six strokes of the cane and 46 months' imprisonment after he was convicted in court last Friday for loansharking offences. Chen Ci Fan, 30, was charged with 12 counts of attempted harassment to borrower with common intention, and four counts of conspiracy to commit harassment to borrower. Chen is the fourth Taiwanese national to be charged for such offences. His sentence is the heaviest among the four. The other three - Wu Ting-Yi, 29; Su Wei Ying, 28 and Wu Wei Chun, 24, were also sentenced to jail and caning late last year. 'Foreigners and locals alike should be aware of the serious consequences of dabbling in such criminal activities and not be tempted by the lure of easy money,' advised Police Assistant Commissioner Hoong Wee Teck, the director of the Criminal Investigation Department.

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