John Soh – the alleged mastermind of the 2013 penny stock saga – is “shocked” that the trading representatives who were called as prosecution witnesses had said that they had administered trades on his instructions.

“I have no idea why in the world the rogue [traders] want to fix me,” he told the court on May 19, as he continues the fourth day of his examination-in-chief by his defence counsel N Sreenivasan of K&L Gates Straits Law.

“Now we see the extent and scale of their activities. The devices they use, it is totally brazen,” he elaborated when shown a series of trades that had been made across different dates.

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