Thu, May 27, 2010
The Straits Times
Ming Yi's jail term cut to 6 months

By Selina Lum

HIS history of performing death-defying stunts to raise funds for Ren Ci Hospital has earned convicted Buddhist monk Ming Yi a reduction in sentence for his role over an unauthorised $50,000 loan to his former aide.

The High Court on Thursday cut his original 10-month jail term to six months, bringing it lower than the nine-month jail term of his ex-personal assistant Raymond Yeung.

Ming Yi, 48, and Yeung, 35, were convicted by a district court in October last year on charges that included falsifying accounts and misappropriation of funds following a high-profile trial over the unauthorised loan granted to the aide from the charity's coffers in May 2004.

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