Illegal internet gambling cafe investor sentenced


A court sentenced Pak Lian Huat to four weeks’ imprisonment for paying S$500 ($396) each to Stephen Low Teck Khwee and Thanabal Sokalingam Thambusamy to pretend they were running illegal internet gambling cafes. The cafes were run by Cheh Back Hai who approached Pak for investment in his operations in exchange for a 40 percent share of profits, with both lining up others to take the blame if the cafes were raided. Cheh and Low were earlier sentenced  to four months’ imprisonment, with Low also fined S$9,500. Thanabal received a 12 week sentence and fine of S$4,000.