The long-awaited trial of John Soh is set to begin this week. Together with his alleged co-conspirator and girlfriend Quah Su-Ling, he will face evidence painstakingly assembled by investigators over the last five years, and testimony from some of his closest associates who were involved in the massive rise and sudden collapse of Blumont, LionGold and Asiasons. 

SINGAPORE (Mar 25): With only days to go before John Soh Chee Wen and Quah Su-Ling were due to go on trial, a trusted lieutenant of Quah’s has provided the most vivid look yet into the inner workings of what prosecutors have called “the most audacious, extensive and injurious market manipulation scheme ever in Singapore”.

On March 20, Goh Hin Calm appeared in a packed courtroom to plead guilty to two charges of aiding and abetting Soh and Quah. He was sentenced to jail terms of three years for each of those charges, which are to run concurrently. According to the prosecution’s Statement of Facts, Goh had provided extensive assistance to Soh and Quah in the manipulation of shares in Blumont Group, LionGold Corp and Asiasons Capital (now Attilan Group).

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