PRC ‘FT’ arrested for attempting suicide in front of Chinese Embassy after losing $40,000 at the casinos
Posted by temasektimes on August 9, 2012
A PRC ‘FT’ Wang Qingtao has been arrested for attempting suicide in front of the Chinese Embassy after losing S$40,000 at the casinos:
Wang has been working at Keppel shipyard for the past five years. He told the state media that he lost a total of $40,000 of his salary at the casinos and still owe $5,000 to his colleagues.
Despite the gravity of his offence, he was not charged and was only given a warning letter by the police after being released from detention.
Keppel Corporation has since terminated Wang’s contract and sent him home to China.