SINGAPORE (Feb 14): Day two of a court hearing on John Soh Chee Wen’s latest bid to be released on bail saw his lawyers calling evidence produced by prosecutors that he is likely to tamper with witnesses “ambiguous”. It also came to light that a sum of $500,000 received by former DMG broker Gabriel Gan from Soh was in the form of cash.

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Senior Counsel N Sreenivasan, from Straits Law, zeroed in on the recordings of conversations between Gan and Soh, which prosecutors had produced in court. The recordings, made surreptitiously by Gan, captured Soh and Gan discussing what to do in the event the investigators from the Commercial Affairs Department came calling, and conversations that demonstrated Gan had received money from Soh. “It was not John Soh talking to Gabriel Gan, but Gabriel Gan talking to John Soh with the purpose of taping the conversation,” Sreenivasan argued.

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