SINGAPORE (June 1): No new charges were pressed against former BSI banker Yeo Jiawei on Wednesday. A pre-trial conference has been scheduled for the morning of July 28 and the actual trial might take place in September.

In the meantime, 33-year-old Yeo, described as the central figure at the widening probe into 1MDB, remains in remand, as he had for nearly seven weeks.

Prosecution, represented by chief prosecutor Tan Ken Hwee, reiterates the offer to start trials against Yeo for the two obstruction of justice charges so that the procedures can get moving. “We are ready to go anytime,” said Tan to reporters today.

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