SINGAPORE - A Malaysian man who has been on the run for the last nine years was charged in court on Wednesday with harbouring a former triad leader.
Ho Yueh Keong, 42, is accused of helping Tan Chor Jin, dubbed the One-eyed Dragon because he was blind in his right eye, escape Singapore at about 8:20 am on Feb 15, 2006. Tan had shot and killed night club owner Lim Hock Soon, 41, a little over an hour earlier at Lim's home in Serangoon Avenue 4 .
Tan, who fired six bullets at the co-owner of Las Vegas Nightclub, was sentenced to death in May 2007 and executed by hanging in 2009.
Ho was arrested by the Malaysian police and extradited on July 13. No plea was taken and
the prosecution applied for the case to be adjourned for four weeks. No bail was offered.
Ho asked to make a phone call to his family members to apply for a lawyer.
He was informed by District Judge Eddy Tham that the investigation officer would contact his family members to engage a lawyer for him.
The case will be mentioned on Aug 12.
If convicted, he faces a jail term of up to five years and a fine.
This article was first published on July 15, 2015.
Get a copy of The Straits Times or go to straitstimes.com for more stories.