08 Dec '11, 3am

Former Singapore Table Tennis Association president charged with corruption

Former Singapore Table Tennis Association president charged with corruption

The former president of the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) was charged on Thursday with three counts of corruption and one of criminal breach of trust totalling about $10,671. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW By Elena Chong Choo Wee Khiang, the former president of the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) was charged on Thursday with three counts of corruption and one of criminal breach of trust totalling about $10,671. Choo, 57, was alleged to have corruptly accepted from table tennis paddler Liu Zhongze a $1,500 bribe in return for giving the then 17-year-old more opportunities in representing STTA in tournaments. The alleged bribe was given through assistant coach Luo Jie at a coffeeshop in Toa Payoh sometime in 2005. Choo, a former MP for Jalan Besar GRC, is also said to have accepted US$200 (S$257) in 2003 and US$400 (S$514) the following year from Mr Shi Me...

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