Goh Hin Calm, who pleaded guilty to his role as “treasurer” in the penny stock manipulation ring of 2013 and is now a prosecution witness, still thinks he had done nothing wrong.
Under cross-examination by lawyer N Sreenivasan who is defending John Soh Chee Wen, the alleged ring leader, Goh told the court he pleaded guilty because the lawyers he spoke to had described his role in the case was akin to that of a driver who unknowingly ferried robbers to a bank heist.
“They said: Assume that you are the driver and somebody asked you to pick them up from Jurong to town … and they robbed UOB Bank — assume that it’s UOB Bank — and they drove off. I don’t know they actually rob the bank. But because I was involved in putting them in the car and sending them to UOB Bank, I have been indirectly involved with this case, so I’ve been prosecuted,” said Goh.