SINGAPORE (Feb 28): John Soh Chee Wen, the alleged mastermind behind the October 2013 penny stock saga, has been charged with seven new counts of witness tampering. 

Court on Tuesday denied bail for Soh, who now faces a total of 188 charges. The Malaysian businessman has been held in remand since Nov 24 last year.

Under the newest charges, Soh is accused of asking three witnesses to deny knowledge of dealings and transactions when they were questioned by the Commercial Affairs Department. 

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