SINGAPORE (Jan 31): Karen Pok Mee Yau and Lim Jin Wei, two of the independent directors of Allied Technologies, are “assisting” investigations by the Commercial Affairs Department, the company said on Jan 31.

Just over a week earlier, the company said that Clement Leow Wee Kia Clement, the company’s CEO and executive director, and Daisy Ong Lizhen, the CFO, are providing “assistance” to CAD as well.

The company came under the spotlight in May last year. Jeffrey Ong Su Aun (picture), the company’s lawyer, allegedly disappeared, along with a sum of $33 million held in escrow at Ong’s law firm, JLC Advisors.

Ong was subsequently found to have fled to Malaysia but has been found and repatriated back to Singapore in May.

Since then, Ong is under remand and facing a growing list of more than two dozen charges, including criminal breach of trust. 

Interestingly, none of the charges thus far relates to Allied Technologies.

Lin, who joined Allied Technologies’ board in 2007, is known to be a director of Choon Hua Trading Corporation Sdn Bhd.

Pok is a lawyer with JLC Advisors too, where Ong, the lawyer facing charges, was managing partner.

Ong was, up till last May, chairman of Annica Holdings, a company with known links to the web of penny stocks allegedly under the control of John Soh Chee Wen and his associates.

Soh, together with his alleged co-conspirator Quah Su-Ling, are in the midst of their marathon trial.

Shares of Allied Technologies have been suspended since last May.