SINGAPORE (Oct 28): After a slow start to the week, excitement in the trial of John Soh Chee Wen and Quah Su-Ling — the alleged masterminds behind the 2013 penny stock crash — rose to a climax of sorts towards the end of the week as the personal assistant of Soh’s former romantic partner, Adeline Cheng Jo-Ee, took the stand on Oct 24 and 25.

Prosecution witness Ivy Tan Ai Bee worked for Cheng at Alethia Asset Management, a small-scale asset management firm owned by the latter. Tan said she left the company because it was “not acting as an actual fund management firm”.

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