This is the man charged with having obscene films MONK'S AIDE: Pang Leong Chuan used to work as an aide to Ren Ci's ex-cheif executive Ming Yi
from today straits times report. i believe this was one of his 'personal aide' being spotted shopping in taipei 101 and accompanying flying SIA business class.
July 18, 2008
THE name Pang Leong Chuan did not ring a bell for Ren Ci chairman Chua Thian Poh.
No, Pang was never hired at the charity, he told reporters yesterday.
But Dr Ong Seh Hong, Ren Ci's acting chief executive, set him right: Yes, Pang had been an employee, but only for 'a short while'.
Pang, 27, was the personal assistant to Buddhist monk Ming Yi, the charity's former chief executive.
He was charged along with Ming Yi and two others on Tuesday, although initially the charges against him seemed unlinked to Ren Ci.
Pang faces six charges of possessing 138 uncertified and obscene films.
Police seized most of the films from an apartment at The Cornwall, an upmarket condominium off Holland Road.
Pang and Ming Yi were believed to have stayed at the flat occasionally. Residents said they had seen the monk and two men returning there at night.
The rest of the films were found at Pang's Tampines address.
Another of Ming Yi's former personal assistants, Raymond Yeung, 33, is accused of helping the monk to give false information.
Ren Ci did not respond to questions about what the two men did in their job, or give other details about their employment with the charity.
Pang is believed to have become Ming Yi's assistant after finishing polytechnic and worked for more than a year. He is said to have travelled often. He is believed to have quit late last year to pursue a degree.
People who know his family said that he shared the Tampines flat with his widowed mother, and has a married sister living elsewhere.
Some acquaintances described him as 'friendly and outgoing' and the sort to help the elderly carry their groceries.
He has engaged a lawyer and will re-appear in court next week.
TEH JOO LIN AND CHONG CHEE KIN