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Alleged mastermind behind penny stock crash loses second bid for bail

John Soh Chee Wen has been in remand since Nov 2016. Judge deems him a flight risk, but says expedited trial dates could be sought.


JOHN Soh Chee Wen, the alleged mastermind behind the 2013 penny stock crash, has lost a second bid for bail.

Justice Hoo Sheau Peng agreed with the prosecution, in a High Court hearing on Tuesday afternoon, that Soh poses a flight risk and could tamper with witnesses if...