SINGAPORE (Mar 25): Nearly a dozen companies are said to be linked to John Soh and Quah Su-Ling, the two central characters of the stock manipulation scheme. Not surprisingly, they relied on a circle of associates to get things done. These individuals took up either directorships or management positions in the companies involved — for example, Peter Chen at LionGold and Goh Hin Calm at IPCO International. Most likely, Soh and Quah relied on them or traded via brokerage accounts under their names to distance themselves from the trades.

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